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Amphitheater of the Three Gauls (Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules)

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Address: Off rue Burdeau and rue Sportisse, Lyon, France
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The ruins of an old Roman amphitheater, a reminder of Lyon's classical...

The ruins of an old Roman amphitheater, a reminder of Lyon's classical roots, lie in the hills above the city.

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Stop by if you are walking up the La Croix-Rousse hill

The amphitheatre was built at the foot of the La Croix-Rousse hill in 19AD. It is closed, so all you can only get a glimpse of it from the small platform outside. One more... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Wow, amazing to think that the Romans had been here and built the Amphitheatre for entertainment. Take the funicular up to the top of the hill and walk to the Amphitheatre. The day I was there they were setting up for a rock concert. Wonderful to see something built hundreds of years ago to entertain the public is still being... More 

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

The amphitheatre was built at the foot of the La Croix-Rousse hill in 19AD. It is closed, so all you can only get a glimpse of it from the small platform outside. One more interesting Roman historical site of ancient Lyon: it was part of the federal sanctuary of the three Gauls dedicated to the cult of Rome. Sixty Gallic... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

This place was closed on Sunday and sadly didn't look too appealing. The walk towards it was quite nice and if you walk further there is a nice garden (grand cote garden) that I would recommend.

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Itapiranga-SC
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Very easy to find, but to understand the place you must go to the museum, next to. It's an interesting place do see in Lyon.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

While exploring the traboules of Croix-Rousse, your map will lead you very close to one of the two amphitheatres in Lyon. It is smaller than the Roman complex in Vieux Lyon, but easy to find.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

A nice information panel would make all the difference in the world! The history surrounding this piece of Roman Architecture could be displayed a lot more... In the museum near the roman remains at Fourviere will give you a bit of an idea what was once at this place in the city and how important it was, but when you... More 

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Lyon, France
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Nothing to see except some ruins of an old roman amphitheatre. Difficult to be enthousiasmatic about it

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 October 2010

We stumbled upon the Trois Gaules at the end of our tour of the traboules (connecting passages) in the Terreaux neighborhood. As you can see from the picture it is no longer perpetually closed, but open for small performances. I would not go out of my way to see this but if you are walking by it is worth a... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2004

Around 1AD (before the Romans came to Lyon), this amphitheatre was built into the side of the hill which leads up to the modern day Croix-Rousse district (the most pleasant district in Lyon). It is purported to have had room for 20,000 people at one time, which would have made it climb most of the side of the hill. Ironically,... More 

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