Storytelling tour of Fourvière's ancient theatres Guided tours

Next departure on 09/10/2021 at 14:30

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Calidore at the Grand Theatre

This storytelling tour takes visitors back almost 2000 years, when Lyon (then named ‘Lugdunum’) was the capital of Gaul – a splendid, prosperous Roman city.
At the ancient site of the theatres of Fourvière, follow the adventures of Calidore, a young slave owned by a rich local merchant.

Calidore lives and works with his family in their magnificent domus (upper class home), but dreams of becoming an actor. However, it has been decided that he will be a cook, like his father, and he sighs each time he passes by the Grand Theatre.
Will Calidore dare to take the final step that leads to the stage, in spite of all the risks and dangers?

This fictional story, based on real historical sources, looks back at daily life in Antiquity, the various classes of people in Lyon and their living conditions, as well as mythology and the world of ancient theatre.

Your storyteller-guide brings the theatre’s ruins around you back to life, providing a wonderful setting for the story. Lugdunum, a major Gallo-Roman capital, becomes the backdrop for this adventure. Discover the various parts of the ancient theatre, from the stage in the centre to the terraced seating around it.

Worth knowing

Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences
Booking is necessary
Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity
Tour recommended from the age of 6.
As the tour involves many steps, it is not recommended for pushchairs and is inaccessible for wheelchair users.

Health and safety commitments

In order to ensure the safety of our visitors, all tours provided by Cybele have been adapted with routes that enable physical distancing and compliance with applicable health regulations:

  • The guide and all participants aged 11 and above must wear a mask
  • A distance of 1 metre must be maintained between participants
  • Our guides are equipped with a hygiene kit
  • Out of respect for the inhabitants, we limit the passage in the traboules during the visit
  • Our guides alone make contact with objects (doors, light switches, etc.)



Storytelling tour


Funiculaire F2 > Fourvière

Meeting point

Opposite 14 rue Radisson, just above the Lugdunum museum - Lyon 5th

Adult €15.00
Tarif enfant (- de 16 ans) €10.00


During Antiquity, the most important guild in Lugdunum was that of the wine traders.
It was also the only guild of its kind in the whole of Gaul!