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Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, Lyon

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Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon was one of the richest Roman-Gaul settlements when the Roman empire was at its prime. Many centuries later, this Roman city was rediscovered and converted into a museum. You can climb around the ruins and explore the contemporary museum, where you’ll learn the stories of the people, both Roman and Gaul, who lived here. Plan to visit Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon during your Lyon vacation using our convenient Lyon vacation builder.
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Lyon’s nine districts surround the two major rivers running through the city: the Rhône and the Saône. The most scenic districts are Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) and La Croix Rousse, where the city’s historic sites are located. Lodging in these areas is walking distance to these sites. Near the breathtaking Parc de la Tête, the Tête D’Or district offers a quieter option away from the city center.
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  • 4 floors of antiquities! Takes you right back 2000 years. So well displayed and interesting. Make plenty of time as this museum is well worth at least 1/2 a day to explore. Right next to the Forum.  more »
  • I wish I had spent more time viewing all of the exhibits. The architect did a marvelous job capturing the intent of the many exhibits. The mosaics were exquisite.  more »
  • We came from the packed square of the Basilique to this almost empty museum filled with Roman pottery, inscriptions, and wonderfully preserved mosaic floors. I am more amazed by the Roman culture ever...  more »
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  • Fantastic museum. A definite must see when in Lyon. The museum houses artifacts from the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Antiquities and more. A good deal of the artifacts came from excavations in and around Lyon. Some even came from locals who found items when doing remodels or additions on their homes in Lyon! There are so many items to see including pottery, jewelry, glass jars, coins, weapons, carved figures, inscribed stone columns, whole floor mosaics, etc. If you love archeology and Roman history then this is the place for you. I was absolutely amazed at what was here. Excellent and I would definitely go again. Make sure you give yourself several hours to see and read everything. If you go on Thursdays, the museum is free.
  • An exceptionally curated experience through the bronze and iron age of Roman technological achievement. The quality of the exhibits far exceeded my expectations. Well worth the visit.
  • Love the museum. It's well arranged, easy to follow the exhibition, helpful staff.
  • The architecture of the museum is excellent as is the collection. It is on the site of the remains of two ancient theatres.
  • Wonderful museum, really enjoyed it. Most signs also in English, plus audio tour. Unusual layout.