Lyon and the Alps Sights

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Cité Gallo-Romaine de St-Romain-en-Gal

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Across the Rhône from the town center is the excavated Cité Gallo-Romaine, covering several acres. Here you can find villas, houses,...

Roman gateway

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The last vestige of the city's sizable Roman baths is a Roman gateway decorated with delicate friezes. ...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Rue des Orfèvres (off Rue de la Charité) is lined with Renaissance facades and distinguished by the church of St-André-le-Bas, once...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Although religious wars deprived the cathedral of St-Maurice of many of its statues, much of the original decoration is intact; the portals...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Beside the Rhône is the church of St-Pierre—note the rectangular 12th-century Romanesque bell tower with its arcaded tiers. The lower...

Temple d'Auguste et de Livie

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The remains of the Temple d'Auguste et de Livie, accessible via Place St-Paul and Rue Clémentine, probably date in part from Vienne's...

Théâtre Romain

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Measuring 143 yards across, the Théâtre Romain is one of the largest in Gaul. It held 13,000 spectators and is only slightly smaller...