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Address: Fourviere hill, Lyon, France

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Amphitheatres

The marvellous state of preservation of the amphitheatre at Fourvier was impressive with good acoustics as a school choir demonstrated. The other amphitheatre of the Three Gauls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The marvellous state of preservation of the amphitheatre at Fourvier was impressive with good acoustics as a school choir demonstrated. The other amphitheatre of the Three Gauls in Croix Rousse is worth a visit to imagine the fate of Christians thrown to the lions.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I definitely recommend taking the Gondola ride up to the Roman Ruins. Easy to find. Very interesting small piece of history and neat to walk on and climb through. I would even suggest bringing a picnic lunch and eating on the steps on the colosseum. Climb to the top of the ruins and take beautiful photos of the city. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Lyon boasts Roman ruins as well preserved as anything in Pompeii. Although clearly a lot smaller, there was nevertheless plenty to see and if you get bored of history, the Basilica looms over the ruins, giving a spectacular view. Visitors can clamber over the whole site and best of all, it's absolutely free! For those wanting to know more and... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

After spending almost four weeks in Turkey we did not expect to be pleasantly surprised by the Roman ruins and the Greco/Roman museum adjacent to them. The ruins offer a nice if small view of Roman life in Lyon some 2000 years ago, but the museum is a wonderful collection of Roman artifacts that help lay out the story of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Excellent ....but myself and others had a hard time finding it. Must reconsider signs. Take a break and wonder around the ruins. Amazing!

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Ferney-Voltaire, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We came to the ruins quite late - sunlight was lacking quickly. It is still a very impressive view when you arrive from the top, and look down on the amphi and all the other walls etc. There are a couple of 'chunks' of real 'via romana' - roman roads, paved. Just imagine how old they are! And there is... More 

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purley surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very unusual to have both the theatre and odeon so close together and accessible. Well worth the walk up the hill. You can also get excellent views of them from the museum which has glass viewing areas cut into the hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Near roman theater a lot of historical ruins lying on a wide space-that is roman ruins. You don't have to pay admittance fee. Despite fog I spend more than half hour there, but it was not enough to see everywhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was exhausted from a day of adventures but enjoyed coming to the Roman Theater and trying to imagine what it would of been like back in the days. It reminded me of Turkey and going there as a child.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

waling distance from the Basilica it was better than many Roman ruins that are found in Italy. The only thing that would have made it better would have been more informational signage as we used the travel books for most of the information regarding the period and history.

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