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Stunning view of City from above amphitheatre

We drove up to the Belvedere of Pipet (others had walked), above the cemetery of the same name, and... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
AlMel27
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Avebury, United Kingdom
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2ND LARGEST ROMAN THEATRE IN GAUL

Venture up to Belvédère de Pipet for wonderful views looking over Vienne, the Rhône River and the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
KTGP
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Adelaide, Australia
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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7 rue du Cirque, 38200 Vienne, France
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We drove up to the Belvedere of Pipet (others had walked), above the cemetery of the same name, and gained the most incredible views of this Roman City. Well worth the effort!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlMel27
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Venture up to Belvédère de Pipet for wonderful views looking over Vienne, the Rhône River and the Roman Theatre below. Built 40-50AD on the slopes of the Pipet Hill, the theatre had a seating capacity of 13,000, with a diameter of 129.8 metres. It was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KTGP
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Excellent view of this massive theatre from the adjacent hilltop. Still used for concerts and somewhat defaced with modern painting

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JudyK288
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Historically a vast Roman theatre, excavated at the wrong time (20s and 30s) and very poorly restored, now a concert venue - so what is there is hidden by stages and lighting rigs, etc. General air of disuse

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank NAllinson
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Built between 40-50 AD, it is considered one of the most important theatres of the Roman period. Abandoned at the end of Roman times, it was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century and restored in 1938. Originally able to hold 11,000 spectators the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Beatifull view for the city and Alps from the top . Place for fantastic jazz concerts. Amazing sounds from a scene in all places. Romans , Romans good job!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Damsik
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Such an impressive Roman Theater! We saw it from the Pipet point of view right above it. I would love to visit again during the Jazz festival.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The amphitheatre is huge and it's been restored, so that 13,000 seat capacity is fully utilized in the 21st century. Acoustics are great and there's a full schedule of summer concerts, plays and other entertainments that draw people from all over the world. Vienne must...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank VWriter
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This Roman ampitheatre is located on a stunning site. It is tucked in at the bottom of a very steep rock face, using the natural contours to some extent to give the theatre elevation. Much of the site has been extensively recreated as the stonework...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Tom C
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We didn't actually visit the amphitheater but could clearly see it in all its glory from Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette which is high on a hill overlooking Vienne. Definitely worth checking out.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Sue M
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I have not seen. The listeners had their own seat cushions
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Excellent question. I recommend that you contact the venue directly and see if the reserve by row or if it is first come, first served. I would call them, 04 74 78 87 87 and ask.
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