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Theatres Romains de Fourviere

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Address: 6 rue de l Antiquaille, 69005, Lyon, France
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A remnant from the era of dominance of the Roman Empire, the ruins of these...

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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A nice walk on top of Fourviere hill

While visiting Lyon we took the funicular up to the theatre to have a look around. It was a beautiful, clear winter day and it was really neat to have a walk around the ruins of... read more

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While visiting Lyon we took the funicular up to the theatre to have a look around. It was a beautiful, clear winter day and it was really neat to have a walk around the ruins of the two theatres that overlook Lyon. First off I would definitely recommend the funicular ride up if you've been exploring vieux Lyon, that is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited this place after had been to the basilica. It was a winter day, so the "stage" was full of ice, very dangerous but cool. The stairs, where ancient people might sat, is a litle bit high.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During the Festival of Lights, I visit this wonderful anphitheatre that it is just five mins walk from the Basilique de Notre Dame. Unfortunately the day of my visit in Lon,on December, was quite cold but I am sure that during spring and summer it will be wonderful to walk in these ruins or to join a stage in this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just below the Basillica, and easy to get to by bus, funicular or on the Lyon hop-on-hop-off bus. The ruins are still used for concerts - you can only image what they would have been in Roman times. I suggest starting at the top just near the rear of the Basillica, and walking down a 100 m to the ruins.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A magnificent Roman empire's piece of architecture and engineering, perfectly preserved and maintained. There's a museum as well that has a great display of pieces from the era, including magnificent large mosaics. Entrance fee for the museum was just a bit over 8 euros for a family of 4 and they have multilingual audio description sets for free and also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can catch the vernacular up to the top from the same area as the basilica. It's well preserved and there is a cheap Museum attached which is interesting and cheap. It was 2.50 euro entry

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go every few months when friends come to visit. Next to the Basilic, easy parking. Great architectural interest and great for the kid to run around in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there during the light festival in December. Beautiful display and candle ceremony. Must visit during the festival!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love history so this was a must do in Lyon. We sat here for an hour listening to an opera singer (who I believe was a tourist) giving us a demonstration of the great acoustics & his magnificent voice which really was a magical experience. What a delight. Just down the road from Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss hiking down to the amphitheater from the cathedral! Incredible to see such a historic site right in Lyon.

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