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Theatres Romains de Fourviere

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Address: 6 Rue de l Antiquaille, 69005, Lyon, France
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+33 4 72 38 49 30
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A remnant from the era of dominance of the Roman Empire, the ruins of these...

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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How amazing to have a Roman amphitheatre of this quality still there for all to see and enjoy! Very steep climb up the hill to see it but so worth it. Forget driving – the roads... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

How amazing to have a Roman amphitheatre of this quality still there for all to see and enjoy! Very steep climb up the hill to see it but so worth it. Forget driving – the roads are packed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, maybe not the entire day, but darn close to it had we packed water, wine and food. Just a short walk southwest and downhill from the funicular that takes you to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and well worth it. Many photo ops. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the sun, the wine, the date, or your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place blew me away, it was much larger than I thought it would be. The place was well taking care of and was enjoyable. If you are going to the Basilique (the one close-by) then don't miss out on this; even if you have to walk a few 100 meters! Pro tip; read a little about the place and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is well preserved and standing in the theatre just thinking of the age of the place and the technology it would have taken to build this place gives a great perspective of the romans and their forward thinking. The museum is definitely worth a visit too, they have an impressive collection of artifacts found in this general area and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area, do visit this place, must be very nice in summer time. I believe they have concerts , it is open air, walking distance from the church on the hill.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you Like ruines and walking in the Nature IT is nice to visit. Not much to see only nice to say you have seen it😎

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see in Lyon and easy to get to from Vieux lyon via the funicular. Continue up the hill to the Basilica Fourviere for spectacular views over Lyon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well conservated ruins! The place invites you to walk around the Arena and to imagine old, old times of theatre , art and probably fights...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an ancient Roman amphitheater that has been stabilized and preserved for current theatrical events and concerts. Particularly interesting are the water channels and Roman Columns. You can climb the steps and imagine sitting here from 100 BC to around 300 AD with this being the center of the arts and politics for the citizens of early Lyon. Well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk up the Fourviere hill on a sunny day or take the funicular up to the hill top to view this marvellously well preserved amphitheater. Do visit the antiquities museum when there to learn much about the beginnings of Lyon and the Roman settlements in this region.

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