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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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  • Excellent idea of architecture: visit to the Museum in snail on 3 floors up and down. Very nice collections, clear explanations, available in French and English, possible audio guide for lovers. Allow two hours for all to see. Some objects are beautifully preserved and restored. Small flats:-missing labels: some exhibits refer to no explanation - the Toilets are closed 40 minutes before closing... Not to be missed: the outdoor amphitheatre (paid, freely accessible) which is beautiful
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  • A museum that offers a glimpse of the city's history, focusing on Roman and Gallic culture fusion, organized very well and very interesting. Nice big Windows overlooking the ancient theatre.
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  • If you'll be in Lyon you should climb the hill to see this, the theater, and the basilique. Interesting museum highlighting the areas rich history.  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.
  • Wonderful museum, really enjoyed it. Most signs also in English, plus audio tour. Unusual layout.
  • Hidden gem! The museum was amazing and the Roman theater was incredible.
  • Excellent museum - very expansive selection and a very interesting experience.
  • There is not a lots left. It has a good view