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Theatres Romains de Fourviere

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Address: 6 rue de l Antiquaille, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +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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Well preserved and still in use

I've never seen a Roman amphitheater before, thus I'm really impressed with this one. I'm also very amazed that it's still in use. There are workers there working now as they are... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've never seen a Roman amphitheater before, thus I'm really impressed with this one. I'm also very amazed that it's still in use. There are workers there working now as they are getting ready for the "Fete des Lumieres". However, there's a smaller amphitheater at the side too. No harm done :) Take your time to climb up and down... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views from the top and worth the steep climb. Lots to see and a good museum here as well. A must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The shear grandeur of these ancient Roman ruins in the middle of a busy city. We couldn't believe we were sitting on the actual steps of the Roman amphitheater. Take the Finicular up and walk a little bit. Well worth the time. Then go to the Norte Dame Basilica just down the path.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well constructed and so much is left over now. Amazing engineering. It is something you must see, older than 2000 years.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is interesting place, but the roman theatre is not as impressive as the one in Vienne. It is on the way to the basilica so worth the stop. There are still concerts and festivals held here during the summer and would be good time to visit. Otherwise, not that impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would not make the trip to the theatre ruins if it were the only site to be visited on Fourviere - but it isn't. In addition to recognizing the work of Roman slaves who built this fantastic theatre on the top of a hill overlooking the river is the fact that the ruins are just a 5 minute walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These roman ruins perched on the hill are interesting to see. The amphitheater is still in use. Great views of Lyon but bring your walking shoes !

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its very old ROMAN open theatre in France. Good place to walk and photographs. At some time, some big cultural shows will be organized in this Roman theatre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nit much to say, we love history and archeology, a well reserved sight from roman times. We skipped the museum and enjoyed walking around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My wife and I recently visited this Roman theatre. Wow, you feel like you are seeing a roman play in ancient times. Climb to the top for a great view. Make sure you visit the adjoining museum which complements the visit. The museum is built into the hillside and has great views of the theatre.

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