The church was essentially rebuilt in the fifteenth century on the site of a first church which contained the ashes of Christians martyred in Lyon in 177. It was a burial place for bishops during the sixth and seventh centuries, including Saint-Nizier. Construction continued on the building until the nineteenth century (north spire).
Source: Lyon History Museum - Musées Gadagne • To find out more
Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 from 7 pm to 11 pm
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Inspired by the pop culture and the glitzy world of Las Vegas, with a nod to James Brown in the Blues Brothers, Can You See The Light combines kitsch colours, cartoon detail and the aesthetics of American illuminated billboards. Out of respect for the environment, the artists have used natural, noble materials such as wood, in addition to a large quantity of LED bulbs, thumbing their noses at the "plastic" and "electric" world of North American culture. The 6-metre high light installation rises up like a mirage, maliciously distorting the famous Route 66 motel signs.