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A remnant from the era of dominance of the Roman Empire, the ruins of these two amphitheaters are over 2,000 years old.
As featured in 3 Days in Lyon
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6 rue de l Antiquaille, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 38 49 30
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a cool place to visit if you appreciate that this was built around the time of Christ. It had become overgrown and forgotten but was found by a gardener cearing some brush and then excavated.

Thank 374walterb
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took the family out for a great long walk and some sightseeing and we weren’t pleasantly surprised to find this beautiful place! You can opt to take the longer way or do some leg work by using the “shortcut” stairs :) absolutely recommend for a...More

Thank ana_leon1986
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice place that cannot be missed while at Lyon. It is old history, and a sample of what Lyon was arrumad the time of Christ.

Thank Escape233902
Reviewed 5 days ago

But these are not the most impressive Roman Theater ruins that there are. What is nice is that they have been repaired enough to still be usable for concerts and events. The site is quite imposing. Those Romans sure had to walk a lot uphill...More

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roman amphitheater on Fourvière is a fabulous site. There are actually two sites and an adjoining museum which is well worth a visit. Sit where Caligula sat and gaze over Lyon. Then head on up to the Basilica a 5 minute walk. Tip :...More

Thank Quest232068
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst visiting the Basilica you must go see the Roman amphitheatre. Lovely gardens surround it and it’s beautiful to sit and listen to the birds around the gardens.

Thank vickyc115
Reviewed 1 week ago

These roman ruins are quite extensive and provide excellent views of the city as well. there is also a very famous museum to visit. I think its a must see for visitors to Lyon.

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, you can sit in the very amphitheatre that Caligula sat and watched the Roman games. The amphitheatre is in a fantastic spot with great views over Lyon, definitely worth a visit.

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best collection of well preserved and large mosaics we have ever seen. Fantastic condition and well lit, lots of other interesting things to see as well. Opens at 11a.m, closed Tuesdays

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has amazing history behind it from the Celts, the Franks, and the Gauls. This place is well worth seeing.

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LeicaUser
August 28, 2018|
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Response from Vicki F | Reviewed this property |
No cafes but get the funicular back to town and many great places to choose from for food.
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May 13, 2018|
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Response from smrealtor | Reviewed this property |
yes but you have to buy a ticket for the tram if you don't want to walk up the hill (worth it)
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