We passed these Roman ruins on our way up to the Basilica but as it was raining quite heavily we didn't go in, just took lots of photos before we continued our trudge up the hill.
This is a very interesting site to visit and is well worth doing in conjunction with the basilica further up the hill. The adjacent museum with its viewing windows is a great idea also. There's lots to see and the outside displays and gardens are a must on a good day.
No, these aren't the largest of theatres (if you want big, take a 20 minute train south to Vienne), but they do hold tremendous value in trying to understand the development of Lyon, a very old city in which in Roman times was confined mainly to the Fourviere hill portion of the city today. If you are anything like me,... More
We took the funicular railway up to Fourviere and walked over to the Roman Theaters. Access is easy that way - I think walking all of the way would be nightmarish for the unfit (like us)! Well, what to say about this amazing place? You need to see it. We walked around and were astounded at the Roman entrepreuneurs behind... More
The Roman theater is well preserved. It is still used for performances. We were also impressed with the museum which you can visit before or after wandering around the ruins. We entered the museum from the upper area. The entrance was free. The museum explains the Roman history of Lyon. I liked the layout which was basically a platform leading... More
The roman ruins are impressive. The ampitheatre is great to view from above. The sight is retained in great condition and well catelogued. The view from the top over the city of Lyon is just glorious.
I enjoyed the access to the ruins. They are easy to find. The aqueduct is not marked, but try to find it as it also is amazing to see. It is down a path and kind of out of the park at the top of the park. The museum would be on your left and the aqueduct to your right... More
Don't expect too much. It's beautiful and a worthy sight, but just part of a good walking. You won't stay more than 20 minutes. Still... worth the visit!
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