Europe and the Mediterranean

Vienne

Vienne in French; Vièna in French Provencal

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Directions

BY AIR

  • Lyon Airport – Saint Exupéry

BY LAND

Currency

euro

Where to sleep

Tourist office

Cours Brillier; tel. (+33) 04 74 53 80 30

To visit

Sights (http://www.vienne-patrimoine.com/ )

Roman Era: Temple of August and Livia, Roman Theater, Pyramide, Odeón

Middle Ages:

  • Historical centre of Vienne
  • Cathedral of Saint-Maurice
  • Saint-Pierre Abbey
  • Saint-André-le-Bas Abbey
  • Saint-André-le-Haut Abbey
  • Castle of la Bâtie
  • Castle of Septème (in the outskirts )

Museums (http://www.musees-vienne.fr/ )

  • Archaeological Museum (in Saint-Pierre Abbey)
  • Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology
  • Saint-Romain-en-Gal: museum an archaeological site
  • Jardin de Cibeles (archaeological garden)
  • Heritage Hall (Salle du Patrimoine);permanent exhibition «Visages de Vienne: une ville, une histoire»; tel. (+33) 04 74 53 41 41
  • Draperies Museum (Textile Museum)

Also…

  • Theatre of Vienne
  • The surrounding area (Pays Viennois) includes the banks of the Rhone and a beautiful landscape of vineyards that can be visited by train or bicycle
  • Pilat National Nature Park, in the vicinity

Do not forget

  • Vienne has been awarded a «Ville d’art et d’histoire»
  • The Tourist Office organizes group tours, hires audio guides and bicycles
  • Saturday is market day in Vienne
  • The wines from the region are Côte Rôtie and Condrieu
  • Do not mistake the town of Vienne (Isère) with Vienne (Poitou Charentes), located in the Loire valley, much further west

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