Eglise Saint-Bruno Splendeur du Baroque
association culturelle loi de 1901
7 impasse des Chartreux – 69001 LYON
For information regarding worship, contact Paroisse Saint-Bruno les Chartreux.
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
The church is open to visitors every day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. except Sundays and public holidays.
Brief visit of the church (3’50)
In 2022, the Saint-Irénée Foundation and BFM TV Lyon are devoting a series of short programs to the main churches of Lyon. The first broadcast, in February 2022, focused on the Saint-Bruno les Chartreux church.
At the end of 2023, the restoration of the church will be completed.
The fourth and final phase of restoration (2021-2023) is coming to an end.
Over the course of nearly 20 years, the complete restoration of the building, including the furniture, was carried out in four phases:
- Phase 1: 2001-2004. Interior of the main axis: choir, nave, transept crossing and baldachin (canopy over the altar). Work carried out under the direction of Mr. Didier REPELLIN, Chief Architect of Historical Monuments and his deputy, Mrs. Anne-Sophie ROBIN.
- Phase 2: 2014-2016. Five of the ten side chapels. Work carried out under the direction of Mr. Olivier NAVIGLIO, Chief Architect of Historical Monuments, and his deputy, Mr. Olivier SALMON.
- Phase 3: 2018-2020. Main and side facades. Work carried out by Mr. Renzo WIEDER, heritage architect, and his assistants: Mrs. Delwyn AGOSTINI and Mrs. Laure GAUNAND.
- Phase 4: 2021-2023. Exterior walls of the apse and interior of five side chapels. Work carried out by Mr. Renzo WIEDER, heritage architect and Mrs. Delwyn AGOSTINI.
By 2024, only two paintings will not have been restored.
The restoration work was financed by the City of Lyon, owner and project manager, the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (DRAC, part of the French State) and, for the last two phases, with a very important gift of a private donor.
The association “Eglise Saint-Bruno, Splendeur du Baroque” was appointed project manager for the restoration of the Home chapel, which it has financed. For that project and for the restoration of paintings, the association was able to count on the support of its members, private donors, the Saint-Irénée Foundation and the Heritage Foundation.
We thank all who have been actively involved in the execution of the restoration work as well as all donors who made it possible.