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Saint-Martin-d'Ainay Abbey, Lyon

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In the center of Lyon, between the city's two rivers, is the Abbey of St Martin d'Ainay, a Romanesque Benedictine monastery. The architecture of the abbey itself is not overly remarkable, but it is worth a look for its venerable age and well-restored artwork.

The abbey church of St Martin is Lyon's oldest church, constructed in 1107. A masterpiece of Lyon's Romanesque art, its restoration in the 19th century revealed the full beauty of its capitals, medallions and porch bell tower.

Quick Facts on Saint-Martin-d'Ainay Abbey

Site Information
Names:Saint-Martin-d'Ainay Abbey
City:Lyon
Country:France
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Lyon, France
Coordinates:45.753616° N, 4.827198° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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Title:Saint-Martin-d'Ainay Abbey, Lyon
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/25/2009
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