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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

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Address: 17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
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11:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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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If you ate into arheological stuff you are goig to like it becuasr here explain everyhing about the theatre nd how it was built and it uses.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012 via mobile

If you ate into arheological stuff you are goig to like it becuasr here explain everyhing about the theatre nd how it was built and it uses.

Thank Antoniochirinos
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

This was a very interesting museum which was well laid out and had lots of interesting little corners. You start at the top and work your way down. Interesting as well were the snippets of films such as Ben Hur to allow a change of pace. There were good viewing points of the amphitheatre next to the museum. Go up... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

The extensive collection of Roman and other ancient finds is impressive. The museum is well organized as you walk through open displays and spiral (literally) down through the artifacts. Stories & explanations, many written in English are well done and interesting. You don't need to be a historian or student (I'm certainly not) to enjoy this, but I also think... More 

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Hereford, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

The entrance to the museum is relatively small and concrete-bunker in appearance. Inside it is huge - keeps spiraling downward through six or seven levels of exhibits. Once at the bottom you walk out and view the roman theaters. We enjoyed our visit here. Be prepared to walk though. And if you walk downhill instead of returning to the funicular,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

After walking from Vieux Lyon to Fouverie Hill (yes, we walked, I think it was more interesting than taking the funicular), my husband and I visited the basilica first and then made our way to the museum and amphitheater. I didn't know what to expect from the museum but it was a delight, definitely worth a visit. There were a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

Took the funicular up to Fourviere after a pleasant walk from Place Bellecour. After stopping to see the beautiful Basilica of Note Dame, I asked a local priest for directions to the nearby Gallo-Roman Theater ruins. I happened to be there on a day when entry was only 2.5 Euros. The ancient ruins are amazing to see and to read... More 

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

It doesn't look much on the outside but is a fabulous museum. We spent nearly two hours wandering through the many floors of information and artefacts with a free audio guide, and all for less than five euros! The building is set in the hill and is interesting in itself with the great windows looking out over the amphitheatre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Very unassuming, many tourists did not visit it, but wel worth spending some time. 4 euros / head entrance fee, number of levels of artefacts from Roman times. Fantastic original frescoes and carved stones. Very interesting, well laid out.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

Although I am not so much a fan of the building (too industrialized for my taste), the collection is great and elaborate. Free entrance with the portocard and you get a free audioguide (available in different languages) with your visit. The audioguide is very complete, very informative, don't hesitate to take it with you on your museum tour. The collection... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Easy to travel to and full of amazing artifacts. Don't miss this one.

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