Sightseeing Itinerary Map for Day Trip in Vienne

Antic Theatre

Vienne

Check Point
・Ancient Roman ruins dotted around the town

・Ancient theater where jazz festival is held

・View of the cityscape and Rhône River from the top of the hill

【City description】

This is a historic town on the banks of the Rhone river. You can find romaine ruins in there. When you visit a church on a hill, you can see the beautiful view of the town and an ancient theatre where a famous jazz festival takes place in the summer.

【Overall rating】

 ★★☆☆☆

Time required】

 3 h 30

Budget】

 6 euros

【Fatigue】

 ★★★★☆



Itinerary Map

Navigation

【Start】
①Vienne Station

★Go to Marc-Antoine Brillier St in front of the station as far as the river.

②Tourist Information Center

★Turn right and walk along the river. When you arrive at a bridge, turn right. It takes 10 minutes by walk.

③Saint-Maurice Cathedral

★Go to a street on the left of the cathedral.

④Sanctus Parish

★Go to Clémentine St for 5 minutes.

⑤Auguste and Livie Temple

★Go to Chaîne St and turn right immediately to go to Ponsard St. When you arrive at Miremont Square, turn left. It takes 10 minutes.

⑥Cybèle Archeologic Garden

★Turn left to go to Chantelouve St. Turn right at the first crossroad and go straight. Go up Pipet St and turn right. It takes 20 minutes by walk.

⑦View Point

⑧Notre-Dame de la Salette Church

★Go down Pipet St and turn left at the first crossroad to go to Célestes St. It takes 15 minutes.

⑨Antic Theatre

★Continue to walk on the street and turn left. When you arrive at Victor Hugo St, turn left and go straight as far as the station.

【Goal】
Vienne Station


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【Start】

①Vienne Station

Gare de Vienne

★Go to Marc-Antoine Brillier St in front of the station as far as the river.


②Tourist Information Center

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Get maps and other information here.


★Turn right and walk along the river. When you arrive at a bridge, turn right. It takes 10 minutes by walk.


③Saint-Maurice Cathedral

Saint-Maurice Cathedral

Cathédrale Saint-Maurice

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm
(until 5 pm between November and March)

Close: No

It is a Gothic cathedral with delicate carvings. On the other hand, the interior is simple, but the contrast of gold and black on the altar is impressive.


★Go to a street on the left of the cathedral.


④Sanctus Parish

Paroisse Sanctus

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – noon / 4 pm – 6 h 30 pm

Close: Saturday afternoon, Sunday

This church is right next to the cathedral. The interior is also simple, but the stained glass that surrounds the inner shrine is a highlight.


★Go to Clémentine St for 5 minutes.


⑤Auguste and Livie Temple

Auguste and Livie Temple

Temple d’Auguste et de Livie

Time required: 5 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This is a temple from the Roman Empire. It is reminiscent of the Parthenon in Greece, and the dilapidated columns give a sense of its history.


★Go to Chaîne St and turn right immediately to go to Ponsard St. When you arrive at Miremont Square, turn left. It takes 10 minutes.


⑥Cybèle Archeologic Garden

Cybèle Archeologic Garden

Jardin archéologique de Cybèle

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

This is a park with Roman ruins in the center of the city. Cross through here.


★Turn left to go to Chantelouve St. Turn right at the first crossroad and go straight. Go up Pipet St and turn right. It takes 20 minutes by walk.


⑦View Point

View Point

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

You can get a panoramic view of the town from the observation deck at the top of the hill. This place is called Pipe Hill and has a long history dating back to Roman times. If you look down, you can see the ancient theater.


⑧Notre-Dame de la Salette Church

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette

Time required: 15 min

Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 6 pm

Close: the day of events like concert

The church is located on top of a hill, and right next to it is a statue of Mary on a brick tower. Although the interior is small, it is very beautiful with a unified combination of black and beige on the floor and ceiling.


★Go down Pipet St and turn left at the first crossroad to go to Célestes St. It takes 15 minutes.


⑨Antic Theatre

Antic Theatre

Théâtre Antique

Time required: 30 min

Admission fee: 6 euros

Opening hour: 9 h 30 am – 12 h 45 / 1 h 30 pm – 6 pm
(1 pm – 5 h 30 pm between November and March)

Close: Monday, 1/1, 5/1, 11/1, 12/25

This theater remains from the Roman era and is an important building said to have been built between 40 and 50 AD. It is the second largest church in the Roman Empire and can accommodate 13,000 people. Currently, events are held here, including a jazz event held in early summer every year.


★Continue to walk on the street and turn left. When you arrive at Victor Hugo St, turn left and go straight as far as the station.



【Goal】

Vienne Station



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