We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (85)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Vienne, France
+33 4 74 53 74 01
Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 9 February 2004

Having friends in Vienne, I have visited there many times. The city itself is worth a visit, charming and old style. Wonderful Roman ruins throughout the town and other sites that make a day delightful. Across the river is my favorite, the site of an...More

8  Thank Freedom28830
Reviews (151)
Filter reviews
35 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews across the river audio guide archaeological site high school roman ruins superb museum impressive collection stunning mosaics exhibits baths romaine lyon sites remains roads peristyle labelling
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have even the slightest interest in Roman ruins, this is the place. The museum is outstanding with so many excellent mosaics in one place. It's easy to understand the extensive exterior ruins with the audioguide that is included with the ticket price. If...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The Archaeological Site of Saint-Romaine-en-Gal, is a treat for those who like Roman ruins. There were two distinct areas of ancient Vienna, (as it was known then) on each side of the Rhône River, which served different functions. On the left bank where the city...More

1  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Stronghly recommended visit if you are interested in archaeology. The artifacts are well preserved and very well explained. Wonderful mosaics and frescoes. Good reconstruction models of the different excavated parts of the settlement. The wealth of the people living here in antiquity shines through.

Thank guidadiroma
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is a fabulous museum with an impressive collection of mosaics. Right outside, the ruins are clearly visible (although, some labelling in English would be helpful). The cafe is pricey, but you're very close to Lyon so it's not a must.

Thank Adelydee
Reviewed 12 July 2018

A superb museum and an extensive archeological site across the river from Vienne itself, revealing what must have been the Beverly Hills of ancient Roman Vienne. We spent an entire day exploring the museum and the ruined streets, mansions and baths, and will certainly go...More

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

One of the best Roman sites we've seen plus excellent and informative museum. Easy to find off the auto route de soleil.

1  Thank Tom M
Reviewed 21 November 2017

An outstanding Gallo-Roman site in a relatively good state of preservation. The highlight is the excellent museum which has a remarkable number of exhibits the most important of which are the mosaics. Well worth a detour off the North/South A7 motorway. The free audio guide...More

2  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 19 October 2017

If you like Roman History, the city of Vienne is the place to visit ! You can see different monuments from Roman period like the Temple of Augustus and Livia or the ancient theatre but if you want to dive in people life from this...More

1  Thank Alyciane
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I've visited a lot of Roman ruins and museums and this is a "must-see" for sure! I've never seen so many mosaics so nearly complete. Loved the video of how they remove them. Also love the covered excavation sites where you can see unrestored rooms....More

1  Thank francofile104
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Superb museum and excavation. Billed as a 'little Pompeii' for it's fantastic preservation. Having worked at Pompeii I can agree that some of the preservation, mosaics and artefacts are as good - but the extent is not the same as Pompeii. Here in Vienne there...More

2  Thank BrianMPowell
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 nearby hotels
Ibis Lyon Sud Vienne Saint Louis
389 reviews
.48 km away
Le Grand Hotel de la Poste
242 reviews
1.01 km away
Ibis Budget Vienne Sud
286 reviews
1.08 km away
La Pyramide
129 reviews
1.58 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 102 nearby restaurants
Antichi Sapori
109 reviews
.71 km away
La Nappe a Carreaux
102 reviews
.72 km away
La Terrasse
45 reviews
.24 km away
119 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 19 nearby attractions
Musee Gallo-Romain
107 reviews
.23 km away
14 reviews
.32 km away
Theatre Romain (Antique)
286 reviews
1.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Romain-en-Gal staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines