Saint Irenaeus Church, Lyon

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Church of St. Irenaeus

The Saint Irenaeus Church, Lyon, located on the heights of Lyon in the neighborhood of St. Irenaeus (5th arrondissement of Lyon), is one of the oldest churches in France.[1][2] It is named for Irenaeus first Bishop of Lyon and Primate of Gaul.[3]

Indeed, the crypt of the church dates from the 9th century, the beginning of the Carolingian period, while the church itself has been rebuilt, after many vicissitudes, in the early 19th century and completed in 1830. It makes the church a rare monument of the Middle Ages. The church is the subject of a classification as Monuments historiques from 1862.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-Baptiste Monfalcon Histoire de la ville de Lyon page 148, publié en 1847
  2. ^ Jean-François Reynaud, François Richard (dir.) et Michel Rubellin, « Les archevêques de Lyon, les abbayes lyonnaises et la Réforme grégorienne », dans L'abbaye d'Ainay : des origines au XIIe siècle, Lyon, Presses universitaires de Lyon, 2008, 302 p. (ISBN 978-2-7297-0806-1, notice BnF no FRBNF42414418), p. 181-201.
  3. ^ Jean-François Reynaud, Pierre Guibert, Armel Bouvier, Philippe Lanos et Philippe Dufresne, "Saint-Irénée (Lyon) : une église funéraire des Ve-VIIe-Xe siècles", In: Revue archéologique de l'Est, T. 61 (2012) p. 223-258.
  4. ^ Monuments historiques entry.

Coordinates: 45°45′18″N 4°48′50″E / 45.7551°N 4.8138°E / 45.7551; 4.8138