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Roman ruins

Fourviere hill, Lyon, France
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Ranked #16 of 82 attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The ruins will throw you back in time, a good place to sit and relax. If you are lucky you might see artists performing. A musical performance there will be an unforgettable experience.

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perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The views looking down on the ruins from our vantage point were excellent, to stroll around - just as good.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The ruins are a great break in the walk up the hill to the Church.. take a picnic for an unstructured visit and experience. Not a lot of shade so take your hat and water in summer.

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Kelso, Scottish Borders
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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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Sydney
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22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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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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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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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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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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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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