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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  • August 15, 2017
    A really nice Museum with many artifacts, the hotel is modern and well structured and with different interactive content, free audio guide at the entrance are available in all major languages. Of particular importance is the table of the Emperor Claudius, magnificent bust of Caracalla and the numerous well preserved mosaics, present a rich display of mortuary monuments and gravestones (including many of the Christian era). A must for history buffs in Lyon.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Interesting Museum, you learn a lot of things. More: of free audio guides that allow to better understand the different objects. Only €2.5 for students.
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  • August 10, 2017
    ... beautifully explains the birth of the capital of the Gauls and its development. Ideally located near the Roman theatres, easily accessible quan the funicular works.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Free on first Sunday of the month. Definitely worth a visit. Modern design. Tidy, spacious and a lot of clear information. Not everything has English translation but the fact that some do is good enough. There are two windows looking out to the theatres outside.
  • August 29, 2017
    One of the best laid-out museums. Nice collection. Definitely worth a visit!
  • August 11, 2017
    Excellent museum, well worth a visit. Good combination of explaining the Gallo-Romanic history of Lyon / Lugdunum and presenting the many remains found in the area.
  • August 6, 2017
    Super cool museum. Has a lot of roman history. Worth a visit.
  • August 6, 2017
    Really worth the visit. The building itself is stunning and the exhibition very comprehensive and well prepared.

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