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Roman ruins

Fourviere hill, Lyon, France
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Ranked #17 of 87 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Next to vineyards, close to Fourvière, close to an amazing view of Lyon. But of it's self it is amazing to. Just walk up old Roman steps. Attend concerts also. Recommended to walk up the hill to it but the cable car can take you if you want. Not many tourists in the place so great calm place to be,... More

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Mukwonago, WI
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55 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The restoration of the Roman ruins is good. There are events here regularly. It's amazing how the Roman's had all of the best sights for their communities hundreds of years ago. Worth the visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We went to old town, impressive walk and view on the city, ruins itself are ok, if you haven't been to Italy or Turkey before... Otherwise just good as a part of walk around!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Spectacular place, perhaps it's because I am traveling in September, but loved the fact that it was not so run down by tourists everywhere. Ruins are well maintained and the fact that you actually get to walk through them makes it a better experience than the Colosseum IMO

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Thunder Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was the best museum of antiquity that I ever have visited. I very much enjoyed the several hours learning about Roman civilization in a Lyons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Interesting with some good archaeological details available about the work done on these ruins. Very nice to see the preservation efforts.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Perfectly preserved amphitheater. One of the largest in France. It also has the little Odeon (smaller amphitheater) right next to it. The stage marble floor is still well preserved. Sometimes you can see people practicing for their play there. At the back of the big amphitheater, you can see the ruins of the little shopping alleys. Remember to have a... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Right in the Centre of Roman Lyon on the side of Fourviere Hill with a rather pretty little garden inside the area as well. It was one of those rainy days that France is good at putting on even in summertime. Rainy but not cold - added to the atmosphere of walking around the ruins of this once magnificent Roman... More

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We've got two kids, 11 and 8, who are not especially great hikers or walkers. They complain a lot as we tend to drag them into cathedrals and museums…and they were complaining yesterday as we climbed the steep hill in the hot sun to the Roman ruins on "the hill that prays". I was just regretting this decision when we... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fascinating 2 sites, an amphitheatre and a theatre. Some explanatory boards but could have done with more as we did not go to the museum. The ruins themselves are free just to wander into. Also don't miss the little cool garden inside the site - great on a hot day. The funicular stops are nearby

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