Théatre Romain (Antique)

Théatre Romain (Antique), Vienne

Théatre Romain (Antique)
4.5
Ancient Ruins • Architectural Buildings • Theatres
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Roman theater which seats 13,000.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Mélanie
France2 contributions
A theater with a great history, visited in a quiet atmosphere
Dec 2019
I went to Vienna in France during the Heritage Days last year. It was the first time I went to this city and I have absolutely no regrets! For lovers of ancient history, this theater is made for you!

It was built in the first century A.D. and is one of the largest in the Roman world. Vienna at that time was one of the most important cities of Gaul! Space is therefore full of history

When you visit it, you will be able to see the whole stage and the "orchestra", as well as the "cavea" and the bleachers.
Unfortunately, the visit took place when the theater was under renovation, but that didn't prevent us from enjoying it!

In short, don't wait any longer time and go for it!
Written 6 November 2020
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Wendy V
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada1,099 contributions
Going Back in Time
Feb 2020
It's quite something to be walking around on two thousand year old architecture. Although there are renovations going on right now, you can still clamber around and get a feel for the place. If you are in Vienne, this is well worth seeing, and costs very little to enter. And if you end up walking up to Mont Pipet, you can gaze down on the ruins (and the whole city) from there as well.
Written 24 May 2020
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val3heed
Lyon, France9 contributions
peaceful place full of atmosphere
Aug 2019
Vienne is a city full of Roman history. It merits a detour.
The theatre is peaceful and relaxinig-I could sit here for hours.
Written 9 November 2019
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Albia-Newton
Weston-super-Mare, UK3,589 contributions
Mostly closed off
Oct 2019 • Business
A great site but it is mostly closed off due to renovation works

It will be brilliant when it is complete

Maybe not the most scenic location but it will be fantastic for events
Written 23 October 2019
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Pablo C
Rockledge, FL23 contributions
Nice, Really nice.
Sep 2019 • Couples
100% recommendable. Beautiful place in a great little city, a must stop if you are in the area. History under your feet. Scenic route.
Written 25 September 2019
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Lauren H
Princeton, ID73 contributions
Awesome history
Jul 2019 • Family
As someone who loves theatre, it was awesome to be able to see this. I studied Latin and Roman history in high school, so I knew a little bit of trivia about theatres in general. We couldn’t go in due to construction, but we did get to see if from the high point above, and that was spectacular! Definitely stop by if you’ve got the time.
Written 30 July 2019
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Michael_SF6310RH
Swansea, UK399 contributions
A steep climb to the amphitheatre
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had a greatly enjoyable cruise on the river Rhone with Riviera Travel (30th May - 6th June 2019). We had to climb a steep hill to the Roman amphitheatre. The view was panoramic from the top but it was quite a climb to the highest seats and it was even more difficult to climb back down. My wife had to cling to the fencing and jump down from seat to seat as the steps were so steep. The theatre was built in the first century AD and was one of the largest in the ancient Roman world with a capacity of 11,000 spectators – remarkable.
Written 29 July 2019
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DavidG897
London, UK2,545 contributions
Great views from top tiers
Jul 2019 • Couples
Just missed another Joan Baez farewell concert. The place was set up for a series of concerts and one could imagine these would be very atmospheric, assuming you managed to park your car and actually attend.

The rake of the seats is very steep so everyone would have a clear view.

Can be seen from a long way away on the other bank of the Rhone
Written 22 July 2019
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Steve B
Petersfield, UK341 contributions
Impressed
May 2019 • Friends
What a superb amphitheatre. Really atmospheric and in a pretty good state of repair given how old it is!
Not expensive to enter, either. Well worth a visit.
Written 25 May 2019
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Nigel B
Wakefield, UK922 contributions
Impressive amphitheater but works under way
Apr 2019 • Couples
It is a stiff walk uphill to the amphitheater. Entrance costs 3 Euro for adults. Because works are under way you only get to view from the stage not the 13,000 seats which is a shame.
Written 11 April 2019
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