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Stunning view of City from above amphitheatre

We drove up to the Belvedere of Pipet (others had walked), above the cemetery of the same name, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Avebury, United Kingdom
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Venture up to Belvédère de Pipet for wonderful views looking over Vienne, the Rhône River and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adelaide, Australia
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Roman theater which seats 13,000.more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
7 rue du Cirque, 38200 Vienne, France
+33 4 74 85 39 23
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove up to the Belvedere of Pipet (others had walked), above the cemetery of the same name, and gained the most incredible views of this Roman City. Well worth the effort!

Thank AlMel27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Venture up to Belvédère de Pipet for wonderful views looking over Vienne, the Rhône River and the Roman Theatre below. Built 40-50AD on the slopes of the Pipet Hill, the theatre had a seating capacity of 13,000, with a diameter of 129.8 metres. It was...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Excellent view of this massive theatre from the adjacent hilltop. Still used for concerts and somewhat defaced with modern painting

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Historically a vast Roman theatre, excavated at the wrong time (20s and 30s) and very poorly restored, now a concert venue - so what is there is hidden by stages and lighting rigs, etc. General air of disuse

2  Thank NAllinson
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Built between 40-50 AD, it is considered one of the most important theatres of the Roman period. Abandoned at the end of Roman times, it was rediscovered at the beginning of the 20th century and restored in 1938. Originally able to hold 11,000 spectators the...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Beatifull view for the city and Alps from the top . Place for fantastic jazz concerts. Amazing sounds from a scene in all places. Romans , Romans good job!

1  Thank Damsik
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Such an impressive Roman Theater! We saw it from the Pipet point of view right above it. I would love to visit again during the Jazz festival.

1  Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The amphitheatre is huge and it's been restored, so that 13,000 seat capacity is fully utilized in the 21st century. Acoustics are great and there's a full schedule of summer concerts, plays and other entertainments that draw people from all over the world. Vienne must...More

1  Thank VWriter
Reviewed 21 November 2017

This Roman ampitheatre is located on a stunning site. It is tucked in at the bottom of a very steep rock face, using the natural contours to some extent to give the theatre elevation. Much of the site has been extensively recreated as the stonework...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We didn't actually visit the amphitheater but could clearly see it in all its glory from Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette which is high on a hill overlooking Vienne. Definitely worth checking out.

1  Thank Sue M
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9 July 2018|
Response from Loulwa_Kaloyeros | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but most probably you can.
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Response from Damsik | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen. The listeners had their own seat cushions
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3 June 2017|
Response from Richard J | Reviewed this property |
Excellent question. I recommend that you contact the venue directly and see if the reserve by row or if it is first come, first served. I would call them, 04 74 78 87 87 and ask.