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.
Tours to Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon reviews
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 »
A nice museum with some wonderful collections of Roman, Gallic, Celtic and other artifacts. It is very close to the ancient Roman theatre on Fourviere Hill, so you are bound to see it when you visit..... 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.
Plan your trip to Lyon
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Lyon
Hidden gems in Lyon
See all ›
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Lyon
Duration: 2h 30 min
Duration: 1h 30 min
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 1h 30 min
Plans to Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon by other users
8 days in France & Corsica BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in France, Genoa & Turin BY A USER FROM ITALY September, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 51 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 57 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific & United States BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Lyon BY A USER FROM CANADA January, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium