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Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization

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Address: 17 rue Cleberg, 69005, Lyon, France
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10:00 - 18:00
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This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient...

This museum of artwork, weapons, coins and other artifacts from ancient Rome is a reflection of Lyon's Roman past.

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Five minutes walk from the Fourviere and the basilica, the museum of Roman artefacts underlines the important of Lyon as the most important city in Gaul.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Yarm, United Kingdom
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Yarm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Five minutes walk from the Fourviere and the basilica, the museum of Roman artefacts underlines the important of Lyon as the most important city in Gaul.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an outstanding museum attached to Lyon's ancient Roman city, Lughunum, meaning "Hill of Lights". The ruins can be viewed from the museum windows. This museum winds down 5 floors, sans stairs, with the displays placed so you don't notice the descent. (Thank you elevator!) One amazing artifact after another grouped according to usage delighted this tourist. There were... More 

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Galena, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The museum is located in a hillside adjacent to two restored Roman amphitheaters. It provides a detailed overview of Roman life in the area, illustrated with a number of artifacts. There are a few cases with items before Roman times. Some signs are also in English and there is an audio guide in English for a number of the exhibits.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Great museum build into the hill next to Roman amphitheater.interesting history of Roman times in Lyon

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

History of Lyon during the roman times, with good displays and movies, well presented artifacts, and easy to visit, as a one-way system. Written explanations very useful.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This place offers a unique perspective of the historical developments of the area. It also hosts interesting temporary exhibitions.

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Avignon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Learnt a lot about Rome in France. Lovely collection of mosaic floors and nice how it's positioned on the old amphitheatre. Makes for a great walk up the hill in good weather. Not child-friendly and we had a small child with us but he was sleeping. Foyer is comfortable spot to wait and there is space outside for a walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This museum was well laid out. It had a lot of interesting artifacts. However, if you're not interested in the ancient Roman times, it would be easy to get bored. If you like learning about the ancient Roman civilization, this is an absolute must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We were visiting friends in Lyons and came across two adjacent Roman amphitheaters on a hillside near this museum. Sound crew were setting up for an imminent concert. The Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization was a wonderful find. Numerous informative exhibits enlightened us about things we were never taught in school, at any level (my wife and I undergraduate degrees and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is an exceptional museum (with an audioguide included in the very reasonable entry fee) that provides an excellent overview of the Roman period in Lyon, which began in 43 AD (founded as Lugdunum, and was a hub for Roman Gaul).The museum focuses on Lyon's importance in Roman times, and there are exceptional artifacts including a bronze chariot from the... More 

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