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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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This is a most interesting site, well marked out and the museum is definitely worth a visit. It gives a great sense of the earliest history of Lyon with beautifully staged... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a most interesting site, well marked out and the museum is definitely worth a visit. It gives a great sense of the earliest history of Lyon with beautifully staged exhibits in an architecturally well designed building merging in with the cliff face. We reached there via the Hop On Hop Off bus and lucky it was Thursday as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Initially wasn't wowed by this site... until I started exploring a bit more. Lots of cool little areas of what I presume to be rooms. The amphitheater is still in reasonably good shape and still used. They were setting up for a function of some sort when we were there, so it was packed with tents and other equipment on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Having just been to Rome and seen the Colleso I was going to give this a miss, but glad I didn't. For a start it is free access, and the grounds and lovely and views are great. The site is used for real concerts which is lovely. Easy to walk around, and part of the overall walk around the hill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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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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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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