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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

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Address: 17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 72 38 81 90
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This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient...

This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.

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Nice architecture

If you like architecture and see the building, I think is one of a kind - entrance fee less than 5euro, inside a lot of artifact but most of them is building column with roman... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Ramon, California

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like architecture and see the building, I think is one of a kind - entrance fee less than 5euro, inside a lot of artifact but most of them is building column with roman alphabet. This museum located next to the roman's ruin (free) and you can reach this place by train.. the special train.. (track on left side)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lost track of the number of floors in this museum (4?). It's cleverly built into the hillside next to the Roman Theatres. It traces the origins and history of the area as you wind you way down. Excellent rainy day and family activity.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is an interesting Roman site in the city of Lyon. It is near the basilica. There is no entry fee. There are stairs and no access otherwise from the parking above. There is access from the bottom side.

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Thank BCsaralou
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A nice companion to the amphitheaters. Well displayed artifacts. I think the signage could be more complete

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Lyon has such a rich history and they have preserved the Roman period very nicely in this museum. They have tons of exhibits and all are very well done.

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Allen, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I was shocked at the sheer size of the museum and the number of artifacts it houses. You could get lost in this museum. I definitely didn't know how much Roman culture was left in Lyon, but it was all very cool to see. Make sure you check out the museum and save plenty of time for your visit.

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1 Thank David G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Lots to see here in a building that is itself interesting example of 1970s architecture. Worth a visit, especially if you can't make it to Pompeii soon.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Before or after walking among the Roman ruins, it's well worth visiting this amazing, quiet, hugely informative museum. You can really walk through history here and look at beautiful pieces of art, and items from ancient daily life.

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Access via the cable railway ,(go up the right hand line because you can then walk downhill to the museum and the theatre site. If you go up the left cable car you have a steep walk uphill

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

To really appreciate the significance of the ruins and how very old it is then visiting this museum answers all the questions you will have after wanderling around this sensational place.

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