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“Surprisingly good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization
17 rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon, France
04 72 38 81 90
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Ranked #18 of 145 things to do in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.
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“Surprisingly good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Fit this is even if you just have one long/active day in Lyon - its a restored, very large roman ampitheater with a VERY nice museum attached - the museum needs about an 1hr to 1.5 hrs with another 30 min for the theater. Plus they have music and theater performances at night in the summer. Fits perfectly with a trip to the church - its a 5 min walk between them

Visited July 2013
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“Worth a walk through”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Museum is set at the site of two Roman amphitheatres in Lyon and contains various artifacts dug up in the area around Lyon. Did have at least some descriptions in English, a free audioguide is also offered in English, but we did not use it. Displays reviewed why a town was built at the site of Lyon, governance, religion, various aspects of community life, etc. We spent about 1-1.5 hours there, and I felt that was enough to get a substantial understanding of the collection and the history. Very close to the Fourviere Hill funicular stop and the Notre Dame Basilica.

Visited July 2013
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“interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

nice place and good exhibition - cool use of props from Asterix. Interesting to learn so much about Roman civilization in Lyon.

Visited December 2012
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“Well preserved...outdoor Colloseum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Unfortunately as a rock concert being set up for the evening we could only see from the roadside. But great photos and significant site

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing mosaics - a must.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I am a Roman enthusiast so I am biased, but even so, this was unexpectedly good. They have the most incredible selection of mosaics and of epigraphy (stone carving, grave markers etc). The building, which is 70s concrete, should be a monstrosity, but somehow it is perfect in this role. Reasonable entry price then a free audio guide included. Very very well done.

Visited June 2013
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