About Grand Roman Theatre of Lyon
The Grand Roman Theatre of Lyon, known as “Théâtre Romain” was constructed in approximately 15BC and was able to seat up to around 10,000 people.
Having been well restored in the early twentieth century, the Grand Roman Theatre of Lyon is one of the oldest structures of its kind and a reminder of Lugdunum, the Gallo-Roman city which would become Lyon. The site was generally abandoned by the third century AD.
Behind the theatre are further ruins, possibly the remains of the Temple of Cybele. The Grand Roman Theatre of Lyon is now used for performances. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lyon.
The Odeon of Lyon is a well-restored Ancient Roman theatre and part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Lyon Gallo-Roman Museum displays exhibits relating to the city’s time under the Roman Empire.
The Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls was a first century Roman amphitheatre in Lyon.
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