Lyon

Visit the Ancient Theatre of Fourviere

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The Roman theatre is a Roman ancient structure in Lyon, France. It was built next to the hill of Fourvière, which is located in the center of the Roman city. The theatre was built in two steps: around 15 BC, a theatre with a 90 m diameter was built next to the hill. Nowadays, the theatre is primarily a tourist site, but it is still used as a cultural venue. Each year, the Nuits de Fourvière festival takes place in the theatre.

See also : Take a walk at Place des Terreaux

Ruins of three ancient Roman structures - a theater, odeum and temple - cluster together on Fourvière Hill just south of the Notre-Dame Basilica. The theater has steep seating galleries, a decorated floor, and the foundations of a large stage. The odeum (or odeon) is a much smaller theater that was used for musical shows and poetry competitions. It was richly decorated and its floor still contains inlaid marble and porphyry. Only the foundations remain of the third structure, a temple dedicated in 160 AD to the goddess Cybele.

Visiting hours: Daily 07:00 to 19:00 hours

Address: 6 rue de l'Antiquaille, Lyon, France

How to reach: The nearest metro station is Vieux Lyon serving on the line D of Lyon Metro which is just a 10 minutes’ walk from the theatre. "

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