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The Religious Heritage


The Religious Heritage
The Saint Clair Church :
It is dedicated to the patron saint of the blind and sight-impaired; its initial foundations date back to 1859. The building represents a remarkable entity of 13th century ogival style, reused in the 19th century.

  • Open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

The Way of the Cross

The Religious Heritage
Since 1st November 2012, the Saint Clair church in Brignais has new monumental stations of the cross (14 paintings). This exceptional work by Patrick Marquès has been unanimously appraised and many visitors come to admire it, even from afar.


The Religious Heritage
The Saint Prix Church :
Built in the 19th century by the architect Sainte-Marie-Perrin. Notable works of art listed by the Historic Monuments organization are held in the church as well as a display of handsome religious relics.

  • Open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.


The Religious Heritage
The Sainte Croix Church :
built during the 15 century on the site of an oratory and of a cross. The choir and the mullioned windows of the gothic church have been preserved. The church went through extensive work to enlarge it in 1851, during which the gothic facade was replaced by the current one.

The Saint Sépulcre (rue du 8 mai 1945) :
of indeterminate origin, this oratory could date back to the end of the 14th century. A group of seven saints representing the burial of Christ can be seen inside. It served as a stopping place for procession, formerly a place of contemplation and repentance, as its intended use was the moral instruction of the faithful.


The Religious Heritage
The Roman Chapel
(12th century - listed with the “Inventaire des Monuments Historiques de France”) within the medieval burg (“Monument Historique”). Lovely 16th century mural paintings, a baroque altarpiece and a beautiful 1537 bell await you there.

  • It is part of the "Roman Chapels Circuit" : open to visitors the first Sunday of the month from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. from Easter to All Saints' Day. The Chapel is also regularly open for concerts and art exhibits.


The Religious Heritage
The Saint Bonnet Church :
it is a 19th century church. Magnificent stained-glass windows of the master glass workers Baron, Dufêtre and Mauvernay, have been listed with the “Inventaire des Monuments Historiques de France”.
There is also a modern stained-glass window by Fusaro. The relics and ornaments include wood and silver coins.

  • Open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day

The Way of Saint James

The Religious Heritage
In 1987, it was declared to be the primary European cultural itinerary by the European Council. Lyon is one of the assembly cities of the pilgrims. The trail basically follows the Gier Aqueduct to Soucieu-en-Jarrest, beginning at the Saint-Jean Cathedral and going through Chaponost. The trail is marked with the European emblem of the Saint-James shell in blue and gold sand. The position of the shell shows the way.

  • Association des Amis de St Jacques en Rhône-Alpes - 30, quai Saint Antoine - 69002 LYON