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Amphitheater of the Three Gauls (Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules)

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The ruins of an old Roman amphitheater, a reminder of Lyon's classical roots, lie in the hills above the city.
Off rue Burdeau and rue Sportisse, Lyon, France
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The Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules is located in the La Croix-Rousse area. When we visited in April it was closed, so we had to be content with viewing it through the fence. According to official sites it is still closed, contacted the Tourist Office just...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Take the funicular metro up the hill as it's a bit of a walk from the old town. Very good ruins (if rhats not a contradiction) and it's possible to imagine Romans listening to poets and plays. There is a museum but we didn't go...More

Thank cazza1962
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The romans must have really enjoyed themselves in Lyon! This is the third amphitheatre we have seen during our two day tour but still worth a viewing, beautiful position with a great backdrop of the mountains

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Unlike the twin Roman amphitheaters near the Musee Gallo Romain, this amphitheater is set alone and away from any other museum. The space is noticeably smaller than the others as well, and what little remains are definitely “ruins” with limited restoration. The space is a...More

Thank A_M_Nell
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...More

Thank Judith T
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...More

Thank Noraatc
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.

1  Thank Nadiasuchen
Reviewed 13 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.

4  Thank Rodrigo P
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.

2  Thank achin26
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...More

1  Thank seolram
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