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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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It feels amazing to walk through the ruins. A small area but well preserved. I love to tough the stones and think about all the people who have been here centuries ago.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Bendigo, Australia
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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

It feels amazing to walk through the ruins. A small area but well preserved. I love to tough the stones and think about all the people who have been here centuries ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

These old ruins date from 15BC. The stage is decorated with a few columns and a statue of a woman. The Theatre was reserved for tragedy and comedy. Its capacity was 4,700 spectators. It was enlarged under Hadrian to 10,700 seats. The Odeon, smaller theater (3,000 seats), was for political or philosophical speakers, music, poets and intellectual elite. It was... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

When you stand on a platform nearby you have a great view over the Roman theatre and the nearby odeon and situated on a hill and it's just WOW. Beatiful, so big, so well conserved. This is the largest Roman theatre of France. And it is huge.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

An unexpected treat. Peaceful setting and beautifully preserved. Combine the visit after seeing the Cathedral and the view.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Worth seeing if you go up to Soufriere hill, nice view from the top of the hill. Take the subway then the funiculaire.I can't believe the theaters were so well preserved.

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just a short stroll from cathedral, this site was a bit of a disappointment but did have fantastic views of Lyon city - worth visit when combined.

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was a bit underwhelmed with the site, though at least it was free. I wouldn't pay to visit it. It has two ancient Roman amphitheaters, one bigger than the other, that were built around 15 BC, but neither one struck me as particularly large or grand. We didn't visit the museum so I can't speak to its quality, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The architecture of the museum is worth seeing never mind the contents. If you are into Roman museums I would put it on a par with Cologne and Trier for breadth of content and presentation. Most information is in French and English. Some unique exhibits reflecting Lyons importance as the capital city of Gaul. Museum is situated in the hillside... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Pretty cool place, we walked through the museum before walking around the ruins. Amazing to see a theatre that used to seat 10,000 people! Apparently it is still in use today in the summers, it doesn't seat as many people now. Also a quiet area, we walked over from the cathedral, and then ended up just walking back to the... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The outside is wonderful but the museum itself has no soul everything beige ,information tiny writing, just didn't delight me at all and yet so many amazing objects just such a lack of interesting information on them, also nothing to attracted the interest of children .

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