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Ancient Theatre of Fourvière (Théâtre Antique de Lyon)

Ancient Theatre of Fourvière (Théâtre Antique de Lyon) Tours and Tickets

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The oldest Roman theater in France, Lyon’s Ancient Theatre of Fourvière (Théâtre Antique de Lyon) was built under the orders of Augustus and expanded in Hadrian’s time. Completed in 17 B.C. with space for 10,000 people, today the Grand Theatre is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lyon.

Restored in the 20th century, the ancient theater is now used to stage popular cultural events such as the summertime Nuits de Fourvière festival, where dance, opera and circus performers play alongside international music acts like Franz Ferdinand.

Situated on Fourvière Hill near the Notre Dame Basilica, from the theater you can also see the grand remains of the Odeon of Lyon, with its beautiful inlaid floor of marble and porphyry. Forming a pair with the main theater, the Odeon was built early in the second century with space for 3,000 people. Behind the Ancient Theatre of Fourvière, you can also visit the remains of an ancient Roman temple, dedicated in 160 A.D. to goddess Cybele.

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Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Audio Commentary

Lyon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Audio Commentary

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The perfect introduction to France’s history-filled city, this hop-on hop-off tour of Lyon makes stops at several attractions. Enrich your visit with audio commentary in multiple languages as you listen to anecdotes about the city, its people, and its heritage. Your pass is valid for the whole day, so you can get down—and back on—as many times as you’d like.
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Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide

Lyon Electric Bike Tour including Food Tasting with a Local Guide

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Take in the sights of Lyon with an electric bike tour, an easy way to get around, while you sample some of what makes this the culinary capital of France. After stops in Lyon's UNESCO-listed Old Town, the Place des Terreaux and La Croix-Rousse, riding along the picturesque Rhône River, pause at a restaurant to taste regional specialties like locally-made cheeses and cured meats. Upgrade to the 4-hour tour to include a stop at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière where you'll get wonderful views over Lyon. Tour group size is limited to 10 for more personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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Guided tour of the Basilica of Fourvière and Gallo-Roman site of Lyon

Guided tour of the Basilica of Fourvière and Gallo-Roman site of Lyon

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Visit Lyon with a guide-lecturer. In a green setting, the preserved site of Fourvière overhangs the city to almost 120 meters and thus offers superb panoramas. The whole is registered in the UNESCO perimeter since 1998. This tour proposes to discover three emblematic places of the hill. The belvedere for a general presentation of the current city of Lyon The basilica ND de Fourvière and its singular history (with comments inside the building) Finally, the ancient theaters to evoke these places of entertainment still used today but also an ideal place to tell the story of the founding of the city 2000 years ago and its development. The visit will then propose to walk down to Vieux Lyon via a stop on the oldest medieval houses of Lyon.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Along Lyon, guided tour

Along Lyon, guided tour

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Come and discover the history of Lyon from its birth to the first workers' revolts of the 19th century. 20 centuries of a rich and fascinating history, punctuated with anecdotes and little surprises from Lyon!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Discover Lyon through its hills

Discover Lyon through its hills

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I propose to discover the hills of Lyon, known as Fourviere and Croix-Rousse. Both are located near the center of the city and occupy a very important place in the history, culture and identity of the Rhone city.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Au fil de Lyon, private day tour

Au fil de Lyon, private day tour

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In complete privacy, come and discover Lyon with a private guide, art historian and heritage restorer. Learn about Lyon from its birth to the first workers' revolts in XIXth century. 20 centuries of a rich and fascinating history, punctuated by anecdotes and small very Lyon surprises!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Lyon Panoramic City Tour in Minivan - Private Tour - Half Day

Lyon Panoramic City Tour in Minivan - Private Tour - Half Day

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There is so much to see and do in the city of Lyon that your only problem will be finding enough time to see it all! Choose to discover Lyon's quintessence with our private Panoramic Sightseeing Tour. With a local guide, visit Lyon's best monuments in minivan and learn everything about its fascinating history.
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  • 3 hours
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Lyon Panoramic City Tour with Funicular Ride

Lyon Panoramic City Tour with Funicular Ride

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Amazing Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière and panorama over the city, the Old Lyon with Saint-Jean cathedral and the famous passageaways (traboules) used by resistants, the peninsula and its emblematic squares and landmarks, le « Lyon Mural » : an overall insight into the city of Lyon and its 2,000 year history in 4 hours with a private professional guide
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  • 4 hours
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