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Theatres Romaines de Fourviere picture in Lyon

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  • 17 Rue Cléberg
    69005 Lyon, France

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Built in 15 B.C., the Theatres Romains de Fourvière are the ruins of three ancient Roman sites, including a theater, a smaller theater and a temple located on the hill of Fourvière. It's also the site of the ambient Nuits de Fourvière, an annual performing arts festival that takes place during June and July. 

Recent visitors recommended tacking on a visit to the Theatres Romains de Fourvière after visiting the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, since it's located on the walk down. Others remarked that the acoustics are amazing, and the view of surrounding Lyon is spectacular. However, some were disappointed with the limited signage. You'll find a museum next to the ruins, but all of the information is written in French. Consider reading up on the site or hiring a tour guide if you want a richer experience. 

The ruins are free to visit and are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors will find this attraction south of the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière.

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#1 Theatres Romains de Fourviere Built in 15 B.C., the Theatres Romains de Fourvière are the ruins of three ancient Roman sites, including a theater, a smaller theater and a temple located on the ... Read more » Ivan Livia / EyeEm / Getty Images

#2 Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere The Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière crowns Lyon from its perch on Fourvière hill, which is also known as "the praying hill." It was built in the late 19th century by ... Read more » Kylie Carter / EyeEm / Getty Images

#3 Vieux Lyon Vieux Lyon, or Old Lyon, is the city's renaissance district located in the 5th arrondissement. Here, visitors will find many attractions, such as the Place du Change, the former ... Read more » Tu xa Ha Noi / Getty Images

#4 Musee Miniature et Cinema The Musée Miniature et Cinema (Museum of Miniature and Cinema) is really two museums in one. First, the museum contains the miniature scenes of artist Dan Ohlmann and the work ... Read more » DanOhlmann / Courtesy Musée Miniature et Cinema

#5 Musee des Beaux Arts More than 70 rooms filled with artwork, such as "Dancers on the Stage" by Edgar Degas and "La Tentation de saint Antoine" by Auguste Rodin, among other French and European ... Read more » Henryk Sadura / Getty Images

#6 Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse Called a "heaven for foodies," Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse is the city's premier indoor food market boasting nearly 50 vendors and several bars and restaurants. Here you ... Read more » Kirill Rudenko / Getty Images

#7 Musee des Confluences The Musée des Confluences, established in 2014, is one of Lyon's newest institutions set in the city's newest neighborhood. Lyon's natural history museum, it aims to tell ... Read more » Qwill / Flickr

# Plum Lyon Teaching Kitchen Read more » Mint Images / Getty Images

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The Theatres Romains de Fourviere are three ancient Roman structures, including the main theater.  Ivan Livia / EyeEm / Getty Images

Locals have nicknamed the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière "the upside-down elephant" for the way the building's exteriors resemble just that with its four legs – ahem, towers. Kylie Carter / EyeEm / Getty Images

Picturesque Old Lyon reflects off the city's Saône River.  Tu xa Ha Noi / Getty Images

The Musée Miniature et Cinema contains the miniature scenes of artist Dan Ohlmann and the work of dozens of other miniature artists. It also holds hundreds of film set props. DanOhlmann / Courtesy Musée Miniature et Cinema

The Musée des Beaux Arts is located on the Place des Terreaux. Henryk Sadura / Getty Images

According to past travelers, Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse is a foodie heaven. Kirill Rudenko / Getty Images

The Musée des Confluences, constructed in 2014, features an otherworldly, almost Space Age-design.  Qwill / Flickr

Want to learn how to make authentic French pastries? Consider a cooking class while in Lyon. Mint Images / Getty Images

Past visitors said a boat tour offered the best views of Lyon. RossHelen / Getty Images

Wine tours to regions like the Rhône Valley, Beaujolais and Burgundy are popular daytrip options for Lyon visitors. gael_f / Getty Images

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