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Theatres Romains de Fourviere

6 rue de l Antiquaille, 69005, Lyon, France
+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 two amphitheaters are over 2,000 years old.
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  • Average11%
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“roman times” (17 reviews)
6 rue de l Antiquaille, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 38 49 30
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank goodness France looks after it's antiquities. We did not spend enough time here but it was excellent.

Thank Jill J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth stopping by on the way down from Fourviere. Incredibly hot in the summer. They have tango lessons/shows and other events here some nights.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our first visit to Lyon and we were happy to see such history from the time when it was known as Lugdunum. The ruined theaters were well preserved and obviously still being used for events to this day.

Thank 17KAG
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lyon actually has two, the smaller Odeon and the larger theatre, showing how important it was in Roman times. During the festival which takes place there in June and July entry is free so we were able to explore the ruins although we did not...More

Thank mousefindsout
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This theater is AWESOME! The history related to this site is mind boggling! We went there for a major free event where a Lyon Opera presentation was broadcasted live on 14 huge screens across the region....one of those screens was installed here. We were 5000...More

Thank yorom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing that such an amazing structure has survived since Roman times. A must see...even just to see its survival

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide took us to the amphitheatre and so glad she did. We talked from the street level to the stage level. If you have a problem with steps this will be difficult as there are no hand rails except on the far left...More

Thank TXVicky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Roman ruins and the vastness of the area. Would like to take in the concert of today and experience the acoustical sounds of the venue.

Thank mumbojumboman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can access this site either by the funiculaire, the city tour bus or a real stretch on your legs! Most definitely worth the effort. A very well constructed and informative site with an on site museum (4 euros). Lots of information to take in...More

Thank LeedsYorksUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old roman theatre. Very impressive. Worth a visit while you are visiting basilica de Fourviere. During summer was closed after 5:00 pm. Had to return next day. Recommended.

Thank Ashraf H
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