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