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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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Description: 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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one of the best museums !

its a very interesting museum if you are a 'lover' of archeology :D it is fascinating ! a must see !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Interesting to learn about the Roman history in Lyon, but most of the works here start to look repetitive after a while. While here, make sure you walk outside and see the remains of the old amphitheater.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

its a very interesting museum if you are a 'lover' of archeology :D it is fascinating ! a must see !!!

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Montreal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Wonderful collection, very complete. They have audio-guides for children which really bring the museum alive for them. Don't be put off by the drab exterior and small vestibule, this is a big, very clever museum.

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Westminster, Colorado
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We didn't know that civilization had such ancient roots in this area. Some of the exhibits start looking the same after awhile, the models of the original amphitheaters are really cool, the museum design itself is also very interesting, a concrete structure that keeps going down level after level with portals that look out to the ruins, very cool.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The outside of the building is such that one doesn't have high expectations for this museum. We were decided. It continues to one lower level after another. The quality of the antiquities presented here are second to none. There are really some astounding sculptures both large and miniature. I really was taken aback by what was on display. This museum... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The displays are on a descending path from the entrance and feature many fabulous artefacts especially the mosaics. Views from the windows over the amphitheatre are spectacular.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The area of Provence is just fantastic - ancient Gaul and Gallo-Roman artifacts that are not duplicated elsewhere. Ancient Provence and Gaul in general featured 50 cities of 50,000 each by the second century A.D. - a thoroughly Romanized province after Caesar's conquest a century and a half earlier. The area is steeped in history, culture, including fabulous wines and... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We spent a full morning in this open museum. It was nice to check the quality of the sound of the theatre and to imagine it full of thousand of ancient romans. Spece still used for concert in these days (bad effect of the steel towers for lights). Not bad the small museum with many finds.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It is built in such as manner that you can step outside and walk around the ruins on the hill,another proof of galo roman mxiture.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum has a unique design that allows you to wander through beautifully lit, artistic displays of Roman artifacts. Then you can step outside and walk around the ruins on the hillside. Not to be missed when visiting Lyon.

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