Burgundy Sights

Théâtre Romain

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

The ancient theater, sitting at the edge of Autun on the road to Chalon-sur-Saône, makes an atmospheric picnic spot. Select lunch fixings in town; then settle in on the stepped seats, where as many as 15,000 Gallo-Roman spectators perched two millennia ago. On Friday and Saturday nights in the height of summer, a themed performance—the only one of its kind—is put on by locals wearing period costumes. The peak of a Gallo-Roman pyramid can be seen in the foreground. Elsewhere on the outskirts of town are the remains of a Roman Temple of Janus.

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Autun, 71400, France

Published 06/25/2015


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