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Theatres Romains de Fourviere

6 rue de l Antiquaille, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 38 49 30
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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.
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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

No one knows there are roman ruins in this town....they are in the hills with a good view of the entire town and as far as the Alps !

Thank ETHKino
Reviewed 5 days ago

5 minute walk from hotel Fourviere is beautifully cared for with a wonderful stage and sound! Jazz concert the night we visited with internationally recognized artists. The museum on the premises looks great but was closed when we visited. Free entry to ruins. Brilliant

Thank hawley5008
Reviewed 6 days ago

A few minutes down from the basilica you'll find the roman theatre. It is free, unless you want to visit the museum. The stairs are in good condition and the signs explain a lot of fun stuff. It's great to eat on top of the...More

Thank Davy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

These ruins are at the top of fourviere hill and provide some nice views of the city. There are some information plaques that describe various features of the amphitheatre and odeon. There is little shade in the area so you need to be dressed for...More

Thank Simonisnotavailable
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nicely conserved ruins of two Gaul amphitheatres. Try to catch a concert or a stage play there when visiting Lyon. During le Fête des Lumières there will probably be one of the best light shows of the festival.

Thank SammalHB
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins were great, very relaxed as you just wander around. They are obviously extensively used for plays and music which is good to see. Not a huge amount of information but in all honesty, it's pretty self explanatory.

Thank znmattnz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you have visited the basilica, take a stroll down to the amphitheatre. It's not terribly well signed, so we used our GPS maps on our phone. There is a museum on the site, but we did not visit as the weather was so good....More

Thank ViolaJoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if i knew the past of Lyon, i was a bit surprised to find this place. Considering the age of this building it's quite impressive, that so much remains! You can really get a good idea of what it looks likes hundreds of years...More

Thank Alquedyal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well preserved ruins from Roman Gaul which present the start of stunning views, which improve as you exit and climb further above Theatres, of Lyon laid out below. The climb up to the ruins from the river, although rewarding when completed, will certainly be considered...More

Thank willofjrh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it looks stunning in the photos but if - like me - you want to see original ruins as opposed to Disney-style reconstructions, then give this a miss. I do agree that it has been reconstructed in a faithful manner and, of course, it...More

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