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Théâtres Romains (Roman Theaters)

Théâtres Romains (Roman Theaters) Review

Two ruined, semicircular, Roman-built theaters are tucked into the hillside, just down from the summit of Fourvière. The Grand Théâtre, the oldest Roman theater in France, was built in 15 BC to seat 10,000. The smaller Odéon, with its geometric flooring, was designed for music and poetry performances. Lyon International Arts Festival performances are held here each September.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Colline Fourvière, Fourvière, Lyon, 69005
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–dusk
  • Location: Vieux Lyon and Fourvière
Updated: 02-23-2013

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