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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.