Vienne attractions

Museum in Vienne

Musée Gallo-Romain

Across the Rhône from Vienne, the Musée Gallo-Romain highlights Vienne's historical importance, displaying several rooms full of dazzling mosaics and models of ancient Vienne, surrounded by the actual excavated rema…
Theatre in Vienne

Théâtre Romain

This vast, well-preserved Roman amphitheatre was built around AD 40–50 at the base of Mt Pipet, on the eastern fringes of the old town. At that time, it was one of the largest theatres in the Roman empire – it was d…
Church in Vienne

Église & Cloître St-André Le Bas

You can't miss this imposing church on the northern fringes of the old town. The back tower is decorated with tiny carved stone faces. In the cloister, which dates from the 12th century, look for the elaborate flora…
Historic Site in Vienne

Temple d'Auguste et de Livie

Best of all the Roman monuments in Vienne is this striking Roman temple right in the heart of the old town. Take a look at the superb Corinthian columns. It was built around 10 BC to honour Emperor Augustus and his …
Viewpoint in Vienne

Belvédère de Pipet

For the best views of Vienne and the Rhône Valley, head to this bluff that lords it over the old town and the Roman theatre. It's signposted and is topped by a small chapel.