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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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Fab place for summer gigs

The Roman Amphitheatre in Lyon, on the Fourvière hill, may look like ruins to the untrained eye but it is still in use! It's a fantastic place for a summer gig the Nuits De... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The Roman Amphitheatre in Lyon, on the Fourvière hill, may look like ruins to the untrained eye but it is still in use! It's a fantastic place for a summer gig the Nuits De Fourvière festival never disappoints with big names, both French and international artists. The acoustics are just amazing, but as the Romans would have done back in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Theatres are mostly ruins but don't let that discourage you from visiting. The museum is great! Trekking around in the Theatres was a bit much after awhile because it is really hard to walk around. The area has some seriously uneven paths (if that's what they were). The cobble/rocky road is also very slippery.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's worth a look if your into old ruins, otherwise it's missable. It's also used for events so there is a modern stage in the centre of the amphitheatres. Poor signage to museum, you may need to look a bit to find it.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There really I sent a lot to see here. Far more interesting is to go into the museum and see the models of how the stage worked.

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Adelaide, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent ! Views from the top of both hills. Very friendly ! Lots of sites written about by others , the bicycle system in Lyon the Vélo'v is excellent and easy to use, once you get through understanding the touch screen system. Suggest using the 7 day pass, 30 minute rides which will get you most places, in hops and... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Roman Amphitheatre is in great condition and is quite an impressive sight. The most impressive thing however, is that it is still in use and hosts all sorts of productions from stages specially installed. Worth visiting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Having seen various roman remains this is nothing to call home about But once on for bier hill to see the basilica it is worth the 10 min walk detour. Catch the funicular from the other station to go down

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Roman amphitheatre has clearly been restored but it well worth a look from the road at the top. You can visit inside though my balance is not good enough to be sure of not falling on those rows and rows of seats going down to the stage. The rea looks to be used for modern shows, judging by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Well preserved and used today as theatres. Visit the basilica first then walk down. Toilets and water fountain in there too,

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It's only a short stroll down the hill from the Notre Dame de Fourvière to get to the amphitheatres (suggest Rue R Radisson) and it's free to go in and stroll around. In June/July it is all set up for festival events and we were treated to some orchestral music as a practice session was underway. The issue here for... More 

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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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