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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

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Address: 17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 72 38 81 90
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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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From the nearby basilica, it's a five-minute walk. Be sure to take the guided tour for a far better appreciation of the astuteness of the design. Good shoes required: The terrain... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Homer, Alaska
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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the nearby basilica, it's a five-minute walk. Be sure to take the guided tour for a far better appreciation of the astuteness of the design. Good shoes required: The terrain is difficult, but worth the effort.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of information about the romain's presence in Lyon. There are several ruins to check. Very often, temporary exhibitions are rather interesting. The museum is ideally in front of the romain theater. A fan of history could easily stay there several hours.

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Riquewihr, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Accessible to non-French speakers. The hard part was finding the front door! But well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent museum on the local Roman history. The audio guide comes in multiple languages and is quite entertaining. I left the Roman ruins wanting to know more and the museum delivered. The two make a perfect pair.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Roman archaeology. And I was annoyed by the end of my visit here. I can accept that the sheer volume of discoveries at Lyon make difficulties for museums. But at Lyon the solution appears to have been to sink all the funds into building an architectural 'masterpiece', leaving no revenue for updating the displays. Consequently many of the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum is a short walk from the Basilica and Fourviere Hotel. On the day we visited, entry was free. The Museum is set into the hillside next to the Roman amphitheatre. We each used the audio tour in English which was excellent. Exhibits are astonishing and very well described and displayed. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located next to the amphitheatre a short walk down the hill from the Basilica .The museum is well worth a visit for the mosaics alone ,there are many exhibits and information on them available via audio guide .The museum is easy to get around there is a lift and portable seating .I wished that we had allowed more time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It seems like you would just dig a little and find more history along with something historic. This museum caters to adults but don't hesitate to bring children as at almost any site you would want to take time to read the notices, there is something for children to do too that will interest them. It's very well laid out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This museum doesn't look much from the outside but it's much more expansive inside than you might imagine. We were there on a day when it was free admission but the entrance fee is very reasonable anyway. Lots of very interesting displays and artifacts, would have been more interesting if we'd known there were audio guides in english but we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We visited the Gallo-Roman Museum while on Fourviere Hill. Entrance fee was 4 euro each where included an audio guide. Many of the artifacts go back to 2000 BC and were excavated at the nearby digs (including a recent excavation for an underground parkade). We spent a couple of hours here, however there were many school kids here on an... More 

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