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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
Description: A remnant from the era of dominance of the Roman Empire, the ruins of...
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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Picnic in the ruins

This was a great place to take some food and wine and just enjoy being in a historic site surrounded by some great views. We enjoyed the walk up and back down winding through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you have time to spare or are particularly interested in roman ruins, you will enjoy this. I recommend only 20 minutes walking around the ruins. Nice view, but a better/similar view is had from the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourviere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to take some food and wine and just enjoy being in a historic site surrounded by some great views. We enjoyed the walk up and back down winding through the many bars, cafes and shops.

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Beynost, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well, it is not the most famous or the best maintained roman theatre, but it is in the middle of a whole antique district where you can walk along genuine paved roman streets, see where shops used to be, and even sit on the benches of the odeon,, a mini theatre dedicated to music and poetry... What's more, the access... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Even today you can enjoy spectacular shows on this ancient teather!!! Just pay attention to the City Tourism Site! I got lucky in the "les Nuits de fourviere"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's hard to imagine that these ruins are tucked away in the lovely La Croix-Rousse neighborhood! Take the Metro line C and wind your way through the stairs and gardens to Rue des Tables Claudiennes and there you will find the Amphitheater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not to miss site of Roman history in Lyon easily reachable from Basilica Notre Dame de Fourviere (you will see the signs pointing to the Theater). The Theater Romains dates back to 15 BC and the adjacent structure of the Odeon of Lyon, a small ancient Roman theatre built in 2AD, make both a unique couple. It is a good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

At our first visit to Fourviere in 1999, we missed this site. This is a marvelous place. Roman ruins are well-maintained and the theater on the bottom of audience seats has new roof and is used even now for concert, etc. I am very impressed with ancient Roman architectural technology.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The ruins of this amphitheater has been well maintained and is now the location of many concerts and festivals. It gives you an idea of what entertainment was like during ancient times and is quite near the basilique (but it is quite a steep downhill walk - would not recommend for elderly travellers).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Theatres Roamins de Fourviere is an exciting step into the past. I have visited the Forum in Rome and the Colosseum in rome and was awed by its grandeur. But the Theatres Roamins in Lyon is also astounding, on a smaller scale. We hired a cab to take us on a private tour of Lyon, and "Sambo", our outstanding,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We got last minute tickets to see Damien Rice and it was a fantastic concert in a memorable setting. The only thing that would have improved it is if the theater disallowed smoking.

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Address: 6 rue de l'Antiquaille, 69005 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04-72-38-49-30
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon

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