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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

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Address: 17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
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+33 4 72 38 81 90
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient...

This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.

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Extremely interesting and well presented

History of Lyon during the roman times, with good displays and movies, well presented artifacts, and easy to visit, as a one-way system. Written explanations very useful.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History of Lyon during the roman times, with good displays and movies, well presented artifacts, and easy to visit, as a one-way system. Written explanations very useful.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place offers a unique perspective of the historical developments of the area. It also hosts interesting temporary exhibitions.

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Avignon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Learnt a lot about Rome in France. Lovely collection of mosaic floors and nice how it's positioned on the old amphitheatre. Makes for a great walk up the hill in good weather. Not child-friendly and we had a small child with us but he was sleeping. Foyer is comfortable spot to wait and there is space outside for a walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

This museum was well laid out. It had a lot of interesting artifacts. However, if you're not interested in the ancient Roman times, it would be easy to get bored. If you like learning about the ancient Roman civilization, this is an absolute must see!

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Hartwick, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

We were visiting friends in Lyons and came across two adjacent Roman amphitheaters on a hillside near this museum. Sound crew were setting up for an imminent concert. The Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization was a wonderful find. Numerous informative exhibits enlightened us about things we were never taught in school, at any level (my wife and I undergraduate degrees and... More 

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Wolfville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

This is an exceptional museum (with an audioguide included in the very reasonable entry fee) that provides an excellent overview of the Roman period in Lyon, which began in 43 AD (founded as Lugdunum, and was a hub for Roman Gaul).The museum focuses on Lyon's importance in Roman times, and there are exceptional artifacts including a bronze chariot from the... More 

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bedford, n.y.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

A gem of a museum and excavated site of ancient Rome, close to Lyon is well worth the visit if you are at all interested in ancient Rome. First you visit the museum with unbelievable mosaics and recreated towns and houses of ancient Rome. Then you walk down a ramp and visit the excavations. Both the museum and the excavations... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This museum is located directly outside the two Roman amphitheaters located up on the hill in Lyon. It has a lot of old Roman ruins in it but not much English. We rented the audio guide to get some English and that helped. If I had it to do over again, I might have breezed through the museum faster to... More 

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Fryazino, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Vast collection of archaeological objects found in Lyon and adjoining areas is perfectly systematised along the visitors’ rout. Stunning mosaics. At the beginning, the visitors are proposed to watch a multimedia presentation of Lugdunum (Roman Lyon) history, which is very informative. Long the rout some more multimedia are offered, for example about the Theatre and Odeon nearby. Fine Gallic items... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We were not sure when we arrived which way to go. Walk up the rocky path to the ruins. Then at the ruins, having scene the odeon (theater) and the forum, turn right and go to an elevator which takes you up five floors to the beginning of the museum. Then you "ramp" back down to the bottom level. Outstanding... More 

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