City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family
Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be at least 8 years old
There are many steps in the Gallo-Roman Museum. But in the museum, there are elevators.
Maximum travelers: 10
German (advanced), French (fluent), English (fluent)
Historical tour on Fourviere Hill - Tailor Made
This is a tour with the Roman monuments of Lyon : we go to the Roman theaters, and other Roman remains, like Roman aquaducs and Public Baths. The Gallo-Roman museum, built in the 70's, shelters a collection of antiquities excavated in Lyon and around. It explains well the situation in Lyon in the Antic time to the 4th century AD. Discover the hidden treasures of Lyon off the beaten track!
From the meeting point in front of the funicular Fourviere, we visit:
- the Roman theaters,
- the Roman Public Baths,
- the Roman aquaducs,
- the Museum.
Ends at Fourvière Funicular station.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting place in front of the Funicular station "Fourvière", in front of the big church Notre-Dame de Fourvière. Square Fourviere.
End location: It ends in front of the Funicular station "Fourvière", in front of the big church Notre-Dame de Fourvière.
Duration: 3 hours
The museum is opened from Tuesday to Friday, from 11:00 to 06:00 pm and from Saturday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 06:00 pm. It is closed on the 1rst January, 1rst May, and 25th decembre. On June, July and August, there is a music festival in the Gallo-Roman Theaters and it is closed from 05:00 pm.
To go to the meeting point, I recommand to use the Funicular.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 euros - for post cards....or personal expenses.
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We very much enjoyed our visit to Fourviere Hill area. After a magnificent view of Lyon, the majority of the tour was spent in the Gallo-Roman Museum. Emilie's in depth knowledge of the artifacts in the museum enriched our visit far more than what one might get with an audio guide and the posted English descriptions. We felt this was time well spent. We then visited the remains of the Theatre and the baths. Emile is a wonderful guide and has made herself available for any follow up recommendations.