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A remnant from the era of dominance of the Roman Empire, the ruins of these two amphitheaters are over 2,000 years old.
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6 rue de l Antiquaille, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 38 49 30
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Reviewed 4 days ago

See these with the Museum. We did not see productions, if there are any, but the theaters themselves are impressive reminders of the extraordinary culture that once prevailed in the area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bill J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing Roman theater build in 15 B.C., and yet has survived. Large portions of the theater have destroyed or fallen down due to age. However, this is still an item I highly recommend seeing. Additionally, it is located right next to the Roman Gallo Museum....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rick W
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth the effort climbing the Fourviere hill to see the Roman theatre remains. There are two that are well preserved with wonderful views overlooking Lyon. We did this at the end of a river boat cruise from Arles and it topped off our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KenM1952
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place on the way down from the Basilique. The entrance fee to the museum was €4 per adult or €2.50 per student. The information in the museum was ok but most of the videos were presented in french with french subtitle so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JenMNG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Up on Fourviere Hill, accessible by funicular, you will find the ruins of a large Roman theater and a smaller adjacent meeting place in what was a large Roman settlement in the first Century. Both are now used for concerts in the summer. Easy to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jimlockard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is fascinating to touch and experience being in a place that dates back to the Roman Empire. What is also amazing is that live shows are still held there. If you are not fit or able to walk much, enter from the top of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank charbias
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Without a doubt our favourite thing we did in Lyon, so much so that we came back more than once. It's free to visit the theatres and grounds, and offers beautiful surroundings and views back over the city. But in the sun, it was wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank adamt616
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful ruins to in part walk around. they do still use the amphitheatre for productions. During the light festival it is beautifully lit up. Tis a walk up! Or you can take the feniqular from the base by the edge of the old town

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ecossearthur
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This is a wonderful museum that showcases Lyon's Roman roots. The museum is laid out very logically with clear explanations of all exhibits. But the best part of the visit was the Roman ruins of the amphitheaters themselves. What a wonderful way to spend an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DomerMike
Reviewed December 6, 2018

We enjoyed walking the ruins of the theater and found it hard to imagine what it was like back when it would seat 10s of thousands of people. If possible plan to visit when there are events in the summer.

Date of experience: November 2018
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LeicaUser
August 28, 2018|
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Response from 376vickif | Reviewed this property |
No cafes but get the funicular back to town and many great places to choose from for food.
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yanivsho0000
May 13, 2018|
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Response from smrealtor | Reviewed this property |
yes but you have to buy a ticket for the tram if you don't want to walk up the hill (worth it)
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