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“Brilliant museum”

Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization
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Ranked #16 of 228 things to do in Lyon
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Owner description: This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Absolutely worth the trip. Loads of really interesting items, explanations and descriptions in French and English. We laid out and genuinely very interesting. Go there

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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We have visited Lyon several times previously but never went to the Gallo-Roman museum. We went this time as part of our excursion to Fourviere. We took the funicular to the top, visited the amazing Basilica, then walked down to the top entrance of the museum and the impressive ruins. The museum is beautifully laid out and the displays are amazing, especially the intact mosaic floors, which are more spectacular than those of Pompeii. As you wind your way down through the museum, looking out through the large windows at the ancient theaters enhances what you are seeing inside. This should be a "must" for any traveler with an interest in Roman civilization.

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

A visit to the Roman Remains is well worth it as they are on a grand scale and truly amazing but unfortunately the museum which is attached is very old fashioned.
It was mostly blocks of stone,rather than an interpretation of what life was like there during Roman Times.There must be many fascinating facts that could be put over and we learnt more about the Roman occupation from the commentary on the open top bus tour than during the museum visit

Thank AndyA104
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

The exhibits in the museum were amazing and very well laid out. The mosaics in particular were well preserved and fascinating. We could have done with a few more English translations, but got in for free so shouldn't complain!

Thank Gailew
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

You may find yourself taking dozens of photos in the museum, of all the various artifacts found at the site, because the building is gorgeous, the lighting is superb, and the statues and frescos are superb.

Thank Cassie227
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