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Roman ruins

Address: Fourviere hill, Lyon, France
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Ranked #12 of 70 Attractions in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural

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bunbury
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Just loved the quietness of the ruins, gave us time to sit and ponder what would have been in years gone by. so well preserved. I loved it that the students from nearby sat to have their lunch on the grass amongst the ruins, Go find it you will love it.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

well placed on a hill with beautiful views of the city. both the amphitheater and the road above it are preserved in a good condition. it's well worth a visit together with the neighboring museum.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Did not expect this but ran up as we were walking around.They were setting up for a concert when we were there.Free to walk thru and in fair shape for ruins

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Just driving by and the gate was open. Free admission. Pretty good amphitheater. Quiet and peaceful.

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Ambilly, France
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16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

one of the largest roman theatre in europe, very well kept up, free entrance, nice place for a break after long walk. 10 minutes if you dont like it, an hour if you just want to seat and look!

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B'more
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Perched on a bluff above Lyon, with panoramic views of pretty much the entire city, these amphitheaters provide a wonderful, restful place to admire the present and imagine the past. I and my mother, both AARP-eligible, managed the walk uphill without difficulty and with considerable enjoyment: only the most luxury-minded need take the funicular. Anyone with an interest in history... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We went out for a walk and came across the Roman Ruins. The site was large and open and there were a group of art students doing an open air drawing session which added to the charm. We wondered the site for over an hour. White the amphitheatre was well preserved it was also easy to visualize the city that... More 

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The amphitheatre we were told was adapted by the Romans from an earlier structure. The site is impressive and used during the summer for concerts.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

How wonderful to see ancient history in such good condition. A great place to sit and marvel (and relax after the walk uphill!). Just down from the Cathedral.

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Lyon, France
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19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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