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Amphithéâtre Gallo-Romain, Lyon

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web
Ten thousand Roman spectators once occupied the seats of Amphithéâtre Gallo-Romain; now, the theater is a historian's playground. Walk on the stage and become Nero performing in front of his reluctant audience, or Cicero inspiring his people. Alternatively, sit in the stone aisles and imagine a spectacle of Roman gods from a citizen's view. In either case, you'll be awed by the lost glory of Rome. To visit Amphithéâtre Gallo-Romain on your holiday in Lyon, and find out what else Lyon has to offer, use our Lyon trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is one of those places that if you don't know where it's at you might miss it. It's your topical old theater ruins and not much else to see unfortunately, just good enough to stop and take a quic...  read more »
  • Small site, ugly stones. Not worth the trip, espcially if you know Nimes, the Pont du Gard, Arles and other roman sites in the south of France. 
  • We took the funicular up the mountain to see these ruins. Apparently there is also a walking trail up but it takes hours. The ruins are wonderful to see and I found it very interesting to see examples...  read more »
  • Great museum to visit if you happens to be in Lyon! I was here and was lucky enough to be with a friend who passionate and studied Archaeology!
  • really nice place in an historic place of the former city of Lugdunum
  • Some people might think that there is too many ancient stones in the Museum but the movie and all the objects inside the Museum can help you understand Lyon's history. I guess this is a must-see if you stay two weeks and have time for it. And if you are of course interested in History. Visited September 2015
  • This museum is built into the hillside overlooking the roman theater ruins above old Lyon. The museum is fairly comprehensive, and attempts to put a story to the artifacts with an excellent audio guide. The museum is build to be a gently descending ramp, with some overlooks for mosaics on the floor below. The quality of the displays is excellent. You can also view the theater from 2 large windows. A must stop on the Roman tour of Lyon.
  • Huge & gloomy display of Roman works beside not one, but two, Roman auditoria! The museum is set cleverly into the side of the hill so its true size is artfully concealed to tempt you in for what you think will be a short visit - but it is HUGE INSIDE. Proof that you can have too many Roman friezes - after a while it's your brain that freezes. Personally I preferred the Auditoria outside in the sun which offer great views to the east over Lyon and on to Mont Blanc on a clear day. But it's all good, and a must for any Roman fans.
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