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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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Description: Roman theater which seats 13,000.

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Amazing place to find in a small French town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Washington, DC
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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.

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You can only see it behind a high fence. you almost cannot see it from the street. Waste of time . What is the reason going there?

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This athentic roman theatre is generally the place where the Jazz festival takes place. Also concert are fantastic to attend as the acoustic is excellent. the stoned seat could be a bit difficult for soft bottoms

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

No visit to Vienne would be complete without a visit to one of the top most stunning roman amphitheatres you will ever see, it is used today for jazz festivals etc the access is from the lower town via a lift (when it is working) to almost the entrance to the theatre. wonderful!

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Whether you come for the Jazz festival (Jazz à Vienne), end of June, beginning of July, or some other time of the year, you'll be taken back in time in this rather small amphipheatre built on a hill overlooking the town!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is one of the largest Roman Theaters in existence and used to seat almost 13,000 people. It was built in 40 to 50 AD and is still used for a jazz festival every year in July.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We weren't lucky enough to hear music, but a beautiful arena out of stone, and so worth a visit. You can imagine yourself in this space in ancient times, sitting watching a production. Beautiful stone work.

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