Splendeur du Baroque

Eglise Saint-Bruno Splendeur du Baroque

association loi de 1901
7 impasse des Chartreux - 69001 LYON

SAINT-BRUNO’s CHURCH IS A MASTERPIECE OF BAROQUE ART

THE BALDACHIN (CANOPY OVER THE ALTAR) IS UNIQUE BECAUSE OF ITS DRAPERIES MADE OF GENUINE CLOTH COVERED WITH STUCCO

 


 

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January 2018: a third phase of restoration of the church begins with the request for public tenders to appoint an architect

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At the end of December 2017, the City Council of Lyon voted to restore the main façade (front), the side façades and the roofs using joint funding bringing together (i) a private donor through the Foundation Saint-Irénée, (ii) the French government and (iii) the City of Lyon.

Our association expresses its gratitude towards the patron whose gift made this operation possible, the decision makers and partners who responded favorably to the proposal to protect this monument from water/humidity and enhance the beautiful heritage of Saint-Bruno’s church.

This new restoration phase follows two previous work campaigns:

  • 2005-2007: restoration of the nave, the choir, the transept and the exceptional baldachin of SERVANDONI
  • 2015-2016: restoration of five side chapels (out of ten) and certain outside structures: restoration of the lower side walls, the garden walls, refurbishment of the upper side buttresses.

 

 

News FR3 - 2018-01-23

JT 19/20 FR3 Rhône-Alpes du 9 octobre 2016

 

Newly restored paintings in the church

Three paintings have recently undergone restoration and on January 22, 2016 they were re-installed:

  • "The Wedding of the Virgin", by Charles-Michel-Ange CHALLE (1752), in the Welcome chapel,
  • "The Adoration of the Magi", by Chloe PASQUIER (1846), in the Saint Irenaeus chapel,
  • "Saint Joseph with Child", by Louise BRONDEL (1880), in Saint Joseph’s chapel.

On September 15, 2107, "Saint Jerome", author unknown (17th century), was installed in Saint Claudine’s chapel after restoration.

The restoration of the paintings installed in the chapels flanking the transept was funded by the City of Lyon and undertaken by the VICAT-BLANC studio for "The Adoration of the Magi" and by the Julie BARTH studio for "Saint Joseph with child".
Restoration of the "Wedding of the Virgin", performed by the DE BECDELIEVRE studio, enables us to see key characters, objects and landscape views that were previously invisible.

Restoration of the "Wedding of the Virgin", "Saint Jerome" and the Welcome chapel was funded by our Association (Eglise Saint-Bruno, Splendeur du Baroque) and the French Government (Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles).

Our Association expresses profound gratitude to its donors, its members and partners: the Saint-Irénée Foundation and the Fondation du Patrimoine.