Saint-Paul Station

Gare Saint-Paul, Lyon 5

The church of Saint-Paul is one of the oldest churches in Lyon. Built in the 10th century on the site of a 6th century monastery, it was rebuilt several times during the following centuries The most remarkable section is its octagonal cupola. Composed of two superimposed domes, it dates back to the 12th century. The church of Saint-Paul was classified as an historic monument in 1996.

Built in 1873 on a hillside, the train station is a three-storey building that houses both the railway and railway housing. Its construction, and the wide street in front of it, was part of the restructuring programme for the area, which had become obsolete in the 19th century. In 2008, the building was completely redeveloped.

Source: Lyon History Museum - Musées Gadagne  To learn more


Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 December from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December from 8 p.m. to midnight

According to quantum physics, we live in a void populated by particles of invisible energy that only appear to be solid. Quantum explores this universe which lies beyond our perception and brings these intangible powers to life in dance, music, video and shadow play. Three dancers appear on the façade of Saint Paul station mimicking the movement of atoms in a ballet of light, trying to repel these urban and psychological forces. Every movement they make sparks particles of light which dance across the neighbouring facades.
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