Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon

France

Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon is a French commune located in the metropolis of Lyon in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region . Its inhabitants are called the Fidésiens.

Sights

Architectural heritage 

  • Sainte-Foy Church;
  • Sainte-Thérèse Church;
  • Saint-Luc Church;
  • The Gier aqueduct crosses the entire town of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon from the south-west to a place called Beaunant , to the north-east in the district of Petit Sainte-Foy, over a length of 4,170  m , and crossed the Yzeron valleyby 72 arches, some of which have been preserved. The most interesting part of these remains includes a siphon bridge that crosses the Yzeron valley to the “Beaunant Aqueducts” and which is intended to bring water up from the foot of the hill. 
  • the Tower Chappe telegraph  : the relay of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon is the remnant of the telecommunications network developed by Claude Chappe in the late xviii th  century . It is located on the Paris – Lyon – Toulon line , between the relay of Lyon Saint-Just , 2.4  km to the north, and that of the steeple of Irigny , 7.4  km to the south. It is one of the few towers still in condition on the entire network, because it has been restored and functional with its mechanism;
  • the Séminaire Saint-Irénée was built between 1902 and 1903 , on the plans of the second architect of the basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière Sainte-Marie Perrin , the building first housed the Séminaire de Philosophie and it became the École supérieure de théologie à la following the separation of Church and State in 1905 . 
  • the Thien Minh pagoda  ;
  • the castle of Bachasse  ;
  • the Fort of Sainte-Foy .

Events

The Music & Dance conservatory offers around forty concerts per year. Several choirs residing in Sainte-Foy also produce concerts. The Léopold Sédar Senghor library, the work of the architect Grange-Chavanis, located at 20 rue du Châtelain, is a 1,500  m 2 building , bringing together, in addition to its function as a library, numerous events and exhibitions. The MJC Marcel Achard a very large association gathering 2,200 members in addition to its many cultural and musical activities, also regularly hosts shows in its hall. Finally, the city of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon has also offered a variety of cultural events since 2014.

Since 1988, the city has also had a cinema, initially called Cinema Jeanne Mourguet before being renamed Ciné Mourguet. Built at 43 Grande Rue, with one room, it moved onAugust 20, 2014in new premises, with two new rooms (200 and 80 seats), at 15 rue Deshay. Classified “Art house” with the labels “Young Audience” and “Heritage and Repertoire”, it is distinguished by its many sessions for young audiences and its many debates with guests (more than 40 per year). The cinema, in partnership with the CCCF and the City of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, has been organizing since 1991 a biennial devoted to cinemas and African cultures: Caravane des Cinémas d’Afrique. 

Contact

Sainte Foy-Lès-Lyon Town Hal
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address
10, rue Deshay 69110 Sainte Foy-lès-Lyon - France
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(+33) 4 72 32 59 00