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“Fascinating and informative” 4 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 #14 of 69 Attractions in Lyon
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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.
Coventry
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“Fascinating and informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The exhibits in the museum were amazing and very well laid out. The mosaics in particular were well preserved and fascinating. We could have done with a few more English translations, but got in for free so shouldn't complain!

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful ruins, and a fantastic museum.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

You may find yourself taking dozens of photos in the museum, of all the various artifacts found at the site, because the building is gorgeous, the lighting is superb, and the statues and frescos are superb.

Visited October 2012
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“Don't miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Could actually get in as they were preparing for a concert but looked from above and it was certainly a site worth visiting.

Visited July 2013
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“At least take de time to see the roman theatres”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

It explains everything that you see next and it helps you understand the story of before the actual Lyon Lugdunum. The Theatres next to it are free of charge to visit bust very impressive.

Visited September 2013
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“Some gold among the so-so”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

There are a lot of bits of columns about, but among them some gems spread over the several floors (you start at the top, spiral down and take the lift up). Look out for the Roman wooden water pump and the amazing Bronze age chariot wheels cast in a single piece. Some impressive mosaics too...

Visited September 2013
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