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Lyon and the Alps Sights

Théâtres Romains (Roman Theaters)

  • Colline Fourvière Map It
  • Fourvière
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

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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.

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Colline Fourvière, Lyon, 69005, France

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  • Free
  • Daily 7–dusk


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