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
Wednesday 8, Thursday 9: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday 10, Saturday 11: 8 p.m. to midnight
► Masks mandatory for adults and children over 11.
Young artists show off their talents on the façade of Saint Paul station. Three young artists from the Video Mapping European Centre will each in turn be presenting a light display illustrating the imaginary world, travel, emotion and the environment, against a backdrop of changing scenery.
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