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Theatres Romains de Fourviere

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Address: 6 rue de l'Antiquaille, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04-72-38-49-30
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A remnant from the era of dominance of the Roman Empire, the ruins of these...

A remnant from the era of dominance of the Roman Empire, the ruins of these two amphitheaters are over 2,000 years old.

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My favorite place in Lyon

These Roman ruins are absolutely beautiful! Not to mention it looks over the city and the view is incredible. This is by far my favorite place to visit in Lyon

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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London, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

These Roman ruins are absolutely beautiful! Not to mention it looks over the city and the view is incredible. This is by far my favorite place to visit in Lyon

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On my second visit to Lyon I made it up there. It was twilight in a warm December. I could not imagine trying during a hot summer afternoon without fainting from heat. It is really very fascinating and surprisingly peaceful as dusk. The back wall of the old theatre is long gone giving a much better view of the river... More 

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Normandy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a testimony to the Roman builders that so much of this very big theater is still standing and in good shape. From the top you even have a great view over the city.

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Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not go into the museum - it looked interesting but I did not have the time. Walked around the ruins (no charge to do this). Very neat to walk around a structure this old - well worth the walk/stairs up from the river.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a good hike up from Vieux Lyon one afternoon. The scale of these ruins is impressive and we were amazed that they were free to visit and you could roam at will through most of the area. Fantastic views of the city as well. Go on a sunny day, midday to sunset if you can!

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the theatre and the odeon are remarkably well preserved / restored, and they are next to a splendid museum that juxtaposes contemporary architecture, and comments on the life and works of Bernard Zehrfuss, and nicely presented artifacts with clear explanations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My two sons had been complaining about all the sightseeing and were sick of walking alleyways and back streets. Their energy levels increased enormously when we got to this place and they really appreciated and valued what they were looking at...history preserved. The tile work is amazing, the decorated columns, the rows and rows of seating. You can almost imagine... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the greatest view you can have during sunset on a cloudy sunny day! From which you can see the basilique from.

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Thank 971clarita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great outdoor historical activity for the family. Well-preserved and displayed with an extensive Gallo-Roman Museum adjacent.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the side of the hill these ruins provide a good insight to the scale of Roman buildings and show how important entertainment was to them. Look out for the small remaining piece of plastered wall and the aqua that supplied water to this part of the Roman town of Lyon. For more information visit the Roman Gallo Museum... More 

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