Facade of the church
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The Église Saint-Polycarpe (Church of St. Polycarp) is a church located in the 1st arrondissement of Lyon, on the slopes of La Croix-Rousse, between rue René Leynaud, rue Burdeau and passages Mermet and Thiaffait. It is the oldest church of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri.
The church, built by the Oratorians installed on the slopes, was completed in 1670, with the exception of the façade that was built in 1756 by architect Toussaint Loyer who also lengthened the nave.
On 19 June 1791, the Oratory Church became a parish church and took the name of St. Polycarp, as a tribute to Polycarp of Smyrna, master of Saint Pothinus and Irenaeus, who were the first two bishops of Lyon.
The church has a famous organ, built by Augustine Zeiger in 1841.
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- "Monuments historiques — Église Saint-Polycarpe" (in French). Mérimée. Retrieved 25 September 2010.