Saint-Bonaventure Church

Lyon, France

The Saint-Bonaventure church's history is intimately related to the convent of the Cordeliers whose it was a part. It was built originally in the 13th century. The current church was built in just two years between 1325 and 1327. It housed the remains of Jacques de Grolée, died on 4 May 1327, which is under the high altar, before being moved somewhere near the epistle in 1599. The church was consecrated on 18 September 1328 by the archbishop of Lyon, Pierre IV of Savoy, under the name of St. Francis of Assisi. The church was expanded from 1471 to 1484 and was then named Saint-Bonaventure.

The choir was restored in 1607. It served as a granary grain after the French Revolution before being used to worship in 1806 to getting its current facade under the Cardinal Joseph Fesch's leadership.

Around 1890, the church was cleared of the curia and buildings bordering it on its side, which allowed the expansion of the rue Grolée on its western flank.

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Rue Grolée 3304, Lyon, France
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Founded: 1325-1327
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Late Capetians (France)

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adam.marchlewski (2 years ago)
Not so busy church in Lyon downtown.
Antoine M (3 years ago)
This Church is so distinctive in this area and the only medieval building that seems to exist in this area of Rue de la République and place des Cordeliers. There are at least almost twenty chapels on both sides of the nave as you enter. Stunning organ gallery with spectacular stained-glass windows that light up this old but beautiful church. It's named after Saint Bonaventure, a cardinal who died in Lyon. One interesting factor that this church is oriented towards the south which is rare at the time. Beautiful Church worth visiting (when there's no services on) for all ages and backgrounds.
Chau Paul (3 years ago)
I studied st. Bonaventure college and high school in Hong Kong
rivard marie (3 years ago)
APPEL AUX CATHOLIQUES DE FRANCE Il n'a pas été abordé le problème du pouvoir d'achat et les mots travail et économies sont des gros mots Synthèse de la réunion qui ne correspondait nullement aux propositions des catholiques présent malhonnêté intellectuelle Petite ou grande trahison ?!!!……. . Choquant pour des éclésiastiques
Arnaud Echavidre (3 years ago)
Was a great concert out there
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