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Théâtre gallo-romain, Lyon

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Ten thousand Roman spectators once occupied the seats of Théâtre 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 Théâtre 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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  • Easy access from then the Fourvière Cathedral. The theatre is impressive by its size as it is accompanied by an Odeon. The stones are always impressive. At these Romans "as traces" in our Gaulle! See
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  • Friendly visit with various sights to see! Is no risk even with children in infancy. Would have liked more information on the same site (explanatory signs) even if the Museum is nearby!
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  • If you happen to be in Lyon, in the south of France, this is another must see place, dating back to the time Lyon was Lugdunum the capital of the Gauls. It is rather easy to find, at the very foot of ...  more »
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  • We liked it so much. I think it was a kind of amphitheatre. Although it's only the ruins left but still spectacular. At first I doubt this place will be good because I read some bad reviews in the Google maps. But it turns out this place is amazing, has great view, photogenic, and the most important is our 2 yo daughter loved exploring this place.
  • If you love archeology and Roman history then take time to see these ruins. Entry is free and it's next to the Gall-Roman Museum. You can freely walk all around the ruins. There were two theaters located here, one which held 10,000 people and the other which held 3000 people. There are the remains of walls, columns and marble flooring. You are allowed to walk in, around and on top of the ruins which gives you a fantastic perspective from all angles. If you really like history, you'll be here awhile.
  • My personal opinion is that's a wonderful place to visit for the perfect conservation of the theatre. Live performances are available in summer time. Also nice small romantic street available. Free entrance. Open all day as a park... RECOMMENDED
  • Very impressive ruins of a Roman ampitheatre complex. Features kept in excellent condition really gives an idea of the scale of the original buildings. Signs throughout give information on the ruins. Excellent views across the city, and free entry to the complex itself. For those interested in more information on the ruins there is a museum next door.
  • Well preserved theatre. You can walk throughout the theater grounds. This little girl loved it!