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“Great Place to visit during your Lyon Trip”

Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization
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Ranked #16 of 249 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With beautiful arhicture, history, cuisine, shopping streets and 2 rivers, Lyon has so much to offer. Visited this place while coming back from Noter-dam and its full of history, culture and you can also take good shots of Lyon City from here.

Thank Aoon S
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"mosaic floors"
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"audio guide"
in 36 reviews
"gallo roman"
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"large windows"
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"great mosaics"
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"early history"
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"rich history"
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"several floors"
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"entry fee"
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"school children"
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"on display"
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"worth a visit"
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"pollo"
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"fourviere hill"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hadn't planned on attending this museum when I went up the hill, but when I saw the window portals sticking out of the hillside I had to go in. A beautifully designed building, the highlight of the collection are some very large and impressive pictoral tile floor mosaics that were found buried at local archeological sites and carefully moved and re-assembled here. When I saw them I decided to skip my visit to the fine art museum in town and spend the afternoon here instead. I was so glad I went in.

Thank Adam W
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A very rich, very well presented collection in a very interesting, architecturally speaking, building. Don' t miss it, even if you are tired of museum visiting.

Thank AkisNora
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

There is one heckuva lot to see in this museum. The exhibits offer up an excellent portrayal of life in Roman times in the Lyon area.

What's really magic is the quantity of items that have unearthed only recently. Some large and beautiful mosaics. The construction of Lyon's Metro system 40+ years ago was the source of many of these "new" artifacts.

Most interesting, and for whatever the reason, hardly anybody else there.

Thank NewSmyrnaJoe
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The museum is located next to the Roman amphitheater on the Fourviere Hill. It tells the story of Gallo-Roman Lyon through wonderfully displayed artefacts in a piece of modern architecture that suits its purpose admirably but is itself a work of art. The curation is excellent, the story-boards lucid and informative, giving a brilliant impression of a thriving, multicultural city. The mosaic of the chariot race is particularly evocative, even though we don't know just where Lyon's circus was.

Thank Mick S
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