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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.
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.
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Rue Victor Hugo is a pedestrian street in the Presqu'ile quarter, part of Lyon's UNESCO World Heritage site
The Rue Auguste Comte runs parallel to Rue Victor Hugo, and is home to most of the antique shops in Lyon
The Museum of Textiles and Decorative Arts delves into the history of textiles over the past 2000 years, throwing light on the Lyon silk trade and production going back to the Renaissance period
St Georges is the south part of Vieux Lyon, the Renaissance Quarter
The Lyon Cathedral, officially named the St Jean Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist
Lyon is known for its buildings with traboules, though some have very beautiful courtyards but no real traboules (crossing from one street to another)
This picturesque montée (sloping street on hillside) starts behind Vieux Lyon metro station and ends quite close to the Roman theatres of Fourvière
Adjacent to the St Jean Cathedral (on the northern side), the archaeological garden exhibits the remnants of the religious buildings which occupied the site before the cathedral was erected
The Miniature and Cinema Museum, housed in the 16th century Maison des Avocats (Legal Chamber), displays about 120 miniature models of various historical and contemporary scenesof houses, restaurants, workshops, schools, etc
The Garden of Curiosities is a small garden hidden in the bottom of Place de l'Abbé Larue behind a metallic door