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“Oh, the mosaics”

Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization
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Ranked #16 of 201 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.
Brisbane, Australia
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Oh, the mosaics”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The amphitheatres are impressive of course, especially once you see the models of just how big they used to be. Best part for me though, were the floor mosaics, and the exhibits showing how the Roman houses used to be built with these entertainment areas. Better than just a hall full of busts and pillars, this starts to show you how the Roman elite lived, 2000 years ago.

Visited September 2013
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Jaybee”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

I loved the museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization. It has lots of exhibits all displayed in a spacious layout.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant museum”
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

Visited September 2013
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Philadelphia
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“The highlight of Lyon!”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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

Visited September 2013
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