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Roman ruins

Fourviere hill, Lyon, France
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Ranked #18 of 80 attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Kelso, Scottish Borders
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Impressive ruins some parts of which have been 'reinstated' so that audience can sit round and watch performances. While we were there they were doing sound checks for upcoming performances and we were blown away by the band on stage and the perfect location. I would LOVE to go to a full blown musical performance there - I am sure... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a little difficult for me as I can't walk a long way. However, my husband spent some time there and was very impressed. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The ruins were a good walk up from river level and well worth the walk. Got to see the small alleyways criss-crossing the main pathway and beautiful views of the river and city on the climb. The ruins themselves - we were back 2000 years following in others footsteps.

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New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The site is an easy walk from the Notre Dame basilica and well worth the visit. You will climb some stairs to see the entire site, but if you enjoy Roman antiquities, this is a great example

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Watford, United Kingdom
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222 reviews 222 reviews
135 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

After taking the funicular up the hill, we were surprised that we could just walk into these amazing ruins. The two ampitheatres are very well preserved and there are numerous other bits and pieces lying around the area as well. It is fascinating to just wonder around, climbing the steps and admiring the fantastic view back over the city. Combined... More

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Lyon, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As the ruins are immense in size one can find a quiet spot to just sit down undisturbed. I am impressed by the design and the fact that it is still standing after all these centuries.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was in Lyon late April. The weather was perfect to visit the Roman Ruins. I had never seen any in person before. The ruins are pretty easy to access. I would advise everyone wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for stairs. It is worth it. There are two amphitheaters. One smaller and a larger one. There is also a... More

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American Expat
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99 reviews 99 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It is easy to get to the ruins via the Funicular, and the view from there toward the city is totally worth it. You can see everything. I went there in the morning and evening, and in the morning the sun rose directly over the columns of the stage area in a very beautiful way. My husband and I didn't... More

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Easy to walk about, not crowded when we were there but apparently when in use for concerts etc. can be a bit hectic. Just enough for a taste of the achievements of Roman builders.

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Montreux, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The roman ruins are very well displayed and restored, and show how important the place of Lyon was to their commercial activities. to their strategic sense of domination, in blending with the locals. The theater and the odeon are overlooking the Rhône and Saône rivers, and it maust have been something to enjoy a Plaute comic play with such a... More

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