Basilique Saint-Martin d'Ainay 2.8 rating

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The Basilica of Saint-Martin d'Ainay is the only entirely Romanesque church in Lyon, dating back to the 11th-12th centuries. It has a pre-Romanesque chapel of Saint Blandinaand a Gothic chapel of Saint Michael. The abbey of Ainay was one of the most powerful in France between the 13th and the 16th centuries, during which its lost its spiritual vision. The church was restored and enlarged in the 19th century in Romanesque Revival style, and elevated to basilica in 1905.



About Basilique Saint-Martin d'Ainay

 11 Rue Bourgelat, 69002 Lyon, France

 +33 4 72 40 02 50

Basilique Saint-Martin d'Ainay and Nearby Attractions on Map

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