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    Vienne City Hall at night
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    Augustus and Livia Temple
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    Vienne Market

    by Kate-Me Written May 4, 2015

    Well worth a visit, a very large market with both old and new goods, clothing, and best of all, local food.

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    Temple d'auguste et Livie

    by Kate-Me Written May 4, 2015

    Amazing to come around the corner of the street and see this! You cant go inside, just admire from the outside.

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    Visit the Gallo-Roman museum

    by Kate-Me Written May 4, 2015

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    Fantastic! And we practically had the place to ourselves (high season was over).

    ancient Roman toilets! ruins outside in the Museum grounds mosaic inside the museum
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    Pyramide du Cirque.

    by aliante1981 Written Jun 11, 2003

    Funny enough, wherever you go here, you always seem to end up against a Roman monument. The Romans were anything but not lazy over there, in Vienne. This particular structure, 20 meters high, was the centrepiece of the chariot racetrack - a fave occupation of the Romans in those days. Southern edge of the town is where you should head to see it.

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    Theatre de Cybele

    by aliante1981 Written Jun 11, 2003

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    Situated not far from the place de Miremont, it is a temple despite the name would suggest to you that it is a Roman theatre. Dedicated to the goddess Cybele (here finally the title got it right :)) ), who is famous for the fact that the rites in her honour and worship often included orgiastic happenings.

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    Stub your toe on a temple

    by Aunt_Bertha Updated Feb 1, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Vienne is full of surprises! When we were strolling around in the streets of that charming city and turned around yet another corner we nearly tripped over an almost completely intact Roman temple that's calmly and happily resting in the middle of the city. Our surprise stopped us just on time and prevented us from running into it, tripping over, it or stubbing our toes on it. We were stunned and duly impressed!

    The temple I'm talking about is the Augustus and Livia Temple, which was built around 10 - 20 B.C. It was dedicated to Emperor Augustus (Caesar's son) and to his wife Livia.

    Arund the 5th century the temple was turned into a church that was called Sainte-Marie-la-Vieille or sometimes also Notre-Dame-de-la-Vie. After the French revolution the church was transformed into a commercial court, a magistrate court, as well as into a museum and a library in 1822.

    From 1853 through 1870 the temple was restored and transformed back into the original Augustus and Livia Temple (in French: Temple d'Auguste et Livie).

    In case walking around and exploring the temple made you tired but you still want to continue admiring it, you might as well restore your energy at the Café du Temple just across from it, where you can sit outside, have a delicious piece of cake with some excellent coffee while enjoying the view of that ancient Roman temple.

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