Saint-Paul railway station

Saint-Paul Station, Lyon 5

Saint-Paul is one of Lyon’s oldest churches dating back to the 10th century.

It stands on the site of a 6th-century abbey and was rebuilt in various forms over the centuries.  Its 12th-century octagonal cupola consisting of two superimposed domes is its most remarkable feature.  It was listed as a historic monument in 1996.

The three-storey railway station built into the hillside dates from 1873. It included housing for railway workers. It was renovated in the 19th century as part of a major redevelopment plan for the district which had fallen into disrepair. The wide boulevard leading down to the river was added at the same time. The whole area was given a facelift in 2008.

Source: Gadagne Museums website