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2000 years of history.

Lyon is home to the oldest Gallo-Roman theatre in France. Overlooking the city from the top of the Fourvière hill is this ancient site which was built in 15 BC.

The Grand Roman Theatre, which seats 11,000 spectators, is the site of many cultural events such as the Fourvière Nights, an annual arts festival.

During your visit to the Fourvière Hill, you will also discover the Roman Odeon, which has an outside diameter of 73m and could seat 3,000 spectators.

These historic sites are of significant importance to Lyon. Six Christian martyrs perished in the amphitheater during the Christian persecution in the year 177. 



Admission prices :
- Full price : 7 €
- Reduced price : 4 €

Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December
Ticket includes access to the museum and the archeological site.



Address
Roman theatre
6, rue de l'Antiquaille
69005 Lyon

Phone number
04 72 32 00 00

fourviere@rhone.fr

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