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Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, Lyon

The Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules is a Roman theatre from 19 BC that marks the place where the first Christian martyrs of Gaul were thrown to the lions in 177 AD.

The Amphitheatre des Trois Gaules is a Roman theatre from 19 BC that marks the place where the first Christian martyrs of Gaul were thrown to the lions in 177 AD. Documents say that it was the largest theatre in Gaul at that time, but its geographical extent is not known. The theatre can be seen from the street but is not open to the public for safety reasons.


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About Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules

 Rue Lucien Sportisse, 69001 Lyon, France

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