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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Ramon Llull quotations

 
«He who do not have himself is very poor»
 

Messages about Ramon Llull

 
Ramon Llull left his family and mundane life in 1262 to devote himself with body and soul to the conversion of the “infidels”.
 

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