Vieux-Lyon, Immeubles 26-28 rue Saint-Jean


Historical Cities

Historical Cities

Built in the late fifteenth century, these two houses merged their courtyards by destroying the dividing wall during a restoration. One yard is more elaborate than the other. The tower containing the spiral staircase of the first building takes up a lot of space in the courtyard: the entrance is under an ornate porch with a carved dog standing up on his hind legs and holding a shield (unfortunately very damaged). The mullioned windows have fine carved columns. The galleries announce the refined Renaissance style of the first two floors: admire the intersecting ribs that are interlaced and sculpted; the first arch has a coat of arms, the second a lozenge pattern decorated with badges. The upper floors have wooden beams.


  • Title: Vieux-Lyon, Immeubles 26-28 rue Saint-Jean
  • Creator: Historical-Cities.org
  • External Link: Saint-Jean

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