Lyon on the hill: the Roman history

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Tour Number

Activity Level

114173


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be at least 8 years old

Friendly: Yes.
There are many steps in the Gallo-Roman Museum. But in the museum, there are elevators.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

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!

Itinerary

From the meeting point in front of the funicular Fourviere, we visit the Roman theaters, the Roman Public Baths, the Roman aquaducs, and 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.

Transportation

Walking tour. To go to the meeting point, I recommand to use the Funicular.

What’s Included

It is a cultural walking tour with the visit of historical sites where the first inhabitants of Lyon have let remains. It includes the entrance fees of the gallo roman museum

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euros - for post cards....

What’s Extra

Funicular tickets, and souvenirs

A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Kim Griffith

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