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Theatre Romain (Antique)

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Address: rue du Cirque, 38200 Vienne, France
Phone Number: 04 74 85 39 23
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Roman theater which seats 13,000.

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Biggest Roman theater in the world

This theater once held 13,000 people and was build around 40 AD. It is surrounded by a fence so you must pay a fee and check the opening hours to be admitted.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This theater once held 13,000 people and was build around 40 AD. It is surrounded by a fence so you must pay a fee and check the opening hours to be admitted.

Thank Vinelvr
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is one of my favorite historic sites in France. Even if we had done nothing else in Vienne, seeing this wonderful Roman theatre would have been reason enough to visit the city. It was my tough luck that it was raining too hard for decent photography. Win a few, lose a few.

Thank Citallwic
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We passed by the Roman theatre as part of our stroll around Vienne. At first we thought we wouldn't go in, but the theatre is fenced and views are shielded by large banners, so we paid up and went in. It doesn't take long to go around and it's worth going up to the highest point for a view of... More 

Thank Peggy B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Nobody is going to say, "let's go see the Roman Theater",,,,,it is merely one of 4 or 5 things that make a stop in Vienne nice. We say it from the heights above....its an ok attraction which is still used for a jazz festival. If you stop in Vienne you will probably see it.

Thank Gatorgolfer
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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275 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

If you have never seen Roman ruins before, this will be a fine visit. If you've been to any of the better know ruins, there's not much to see. We did this as part of a walking tour of the city of Vienne; overall OK, but nothing particularly exciting.

Thank ggold113
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We followed a walking route suggested by the tourism office and it brought us to the site. It was an easy walk to the area and it was great to explore. The entire area was open for us to walk around at no cost. Very impressive and I imagine an amazing venue for the concerts that are held there.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We struck lucky here - contrary to one of the other reviews, we went one morning during the jazz festival and the guy at the desk just let us in to wander around in the main theatre. Pity about the safety rails but that's the price to pay for keeping it in active service in modern times. Marvellous.

Thank david b
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We climbed the streets to see this supposedly impressive Roman amphitheatre only to find it buried under a stage and scaffolding that had been erected for a Jazz Festival. Despite this there was still a chargeable entry fee ~ so to put it bluntly, we departed, never to return.

Thank andrewlgc
West Yorkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This year was our second visit to the Vienne Jazz Festival -The Theatre Antique is a wonderful setting. The walk up the hill is well worth it, well preserved. The organisation for the Festival is excellent. Atmosphere is great.

Thank Cathy O
Washington, DC
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107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Be prepared for some hiking because the theatre is located on top of a hill. Wow, what a walk. It's worth the effort and quite a sight to see. It looks as if the theatre was built from the hill itself.

Thank 1Rabbit

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