Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, Lyon

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Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon was one of the richest Roman-Gaul settlements when the Roman empire was at its prime. Many centuries later, this Roman city was rediscovered and converted into a museum. You can climb around the ruins and explore the contemporary museum, where you’ll learn the stories of the people, both Roman and Gaul, who lived here. Arrange your visit to Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lyon using our Lyon trip planning website.
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  • excellent presented museum of Roman artifacts, some of the best restored mosaic floors we have seen anywhere, remains of an iron age chariot & the tablet of Claudius. Well arranged across 5 floors...  more »
  • The visit starts with a museum. The building by itself is brutalist and very nice. The expo itself is very nice and gives an impression in Roman live and the early history of the city of Lyon. The...  more »
  • This museum is outstanding. We were astonished by how good it was. It’s five or so floors full of Roman treasures most of which are very well arranged and presented. The mosaics are easily the best we’ve ever seen anywhere. Some of them are huge and look like they were laid yesterday. The audio guide is very good and well worth having. If you have any sort of passion for Roman history and antiquities, this museum is absolutely not to be missed. Allow at least an hour and a half as there is lots to see and take in including the ruins of the ancient amphitheater. Tip: if you walk up the hill to this facility you may get a little Lost bear Notre Dame as we did as they seem to be missing a sign there. We got directions from a lovely local who just said keep going in between the two yellow buildings. She was right! We walked between the buildings and on a little way and there it was!
  • Very interesting museum. It was a very easy stroll through the exhibits listening to the audio-guide. Easily spent a few hours inside the museum and another in the ruins outside. I particularly enjoyed the animated, 3D map display which illustrated the history of Lyon/Lugdunum.

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