Ancient Theatre of Fourvière

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The theatre during the festival

The Roman theatre is a Roman ancient structure in Lyon, France. It was built next to the hill of Fourvière, which is located in the center of the Roman city.

Chronology[edit]

The theatre was built in two steps: around 15 BC, a theatre with a 90 m diameter was built next to the hill. At the beginning of the 2nd century, the final construction added a last place for the audience. The diameter is 108 m, and there were seats for 10,000 people.

Nowadays, the theatre is primarily a tourist site, but it is still used as a cultural venue. Each year, the Nuits de Fourvière festival takes place in the theatre.

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Coordinates: 45°45′35″N 4°49′11″E / 45.75972°N 4.81972°E / 45.75972; 4.81972