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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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“roman ruins” (116 reviews)
“roman times” (24 reviews)
“fourviere hill” (27 reviews)
6 rue de l Antiquaille, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 38 49 30
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

I have to start by admitting that regretfully I didn't visit the next door museum of Roman Lyon and no doubt I should have done so to maximise my return from this visit. However an hour within the archaeological ruins brought its rewards. This is...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Lyon was the government and commerce center for the 3 Gauls, and was occupied for hundreds of years. This modern museum is built on the site of a Roman amphitheater and arena, on the hill of Fourviere. The museum itself had hundreds of uncovered Roman...More

Thank pdclarry
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Such a cool place! The ruins are really neat. The museum next door does an amazing job of really giving you an idea of what Lyon was like in the past. They also give good info and have a model on what the amphitheatre looked...More

Thank Angelica R
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Let your imagination go wild - Roman centurions and all. Didn't get to see the museum - closed on Mondays.

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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Interesting way to spend a few hours. The museum is very good and surprisingly big to walk around so allow some time. Ruins are very good and its easy to imagine them in the past

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Return within an hour and it costs only €2.80. Recommend you take the Fourviere line to the Basilica, check out the views and fine cathedral then walk over the Roman theatre ruins and return down the St Just line from Minimes station back to old...More

Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It was really romantic. A breath taking view. It's free to come here you just pay for the trains as usual. You can walk though. You can come by bike. So many ways to get there. There is a magnificent view of the whole of...More

Thank Rex T
Reviewed 25 May 2016

These Roman amphitheatres are set in the side of the Fouviere hillside below the church. There are two and the site is free and easy to access although decent footwear is required. Not sure about accessibility for those with disabilities though. It was being set-up...More

Thank Notdunroaming
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Situated on the hill below the Basilica this Roman site was discovered and can now be visited. Gives an insight into Roman life, the theatre is great and still holds concerts today. We should not be too critical of the modern bands that perform here,...More

Thank mjandg1
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We simply walked through this Roman theater while going down the mountain from the Cathedral on top of the city towards the river. We were told this was originally covered up and hidden, but during some construction in the mid 1900s, this amazing 2000 year...More

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