Things to see and do - Vienne
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Vienne Travel guide
Vienne : Michelin's recommendations
Often neglected by motorists who fly by on the motorway in search of the sun, the old Gallo-Roman city is a true summary of history. Not very often do you find so many Romanesque temples and medieval churches per square meter! Built on the banks of the Rhone River and in the heart of an amphitheatre of hills facing the sun, one has to discover this city among its numerous pedestrian streets and sheltered passages, unless you prefer the bustle of the beautiful market on Saturdays.
Tourist attractions Vienne : Things to see and do
pl. du Palais F - 38200 Vienne
Dedicated to Auguste and his wife Livie, this temple looks like a copy the Maison Carrée in Nîmes. Its facade, made up of a row of six columns which support the entablature, dominated the Forum. It was transformed into a church in the Middle Ages. Dd..
r. du Cirque F - 38200 Vienne
Discovered in 1922, it is one of the biggest of the Gallo-Roman period. 11 000 spectators could sit down on the 46 tier rows situated over a series of well-kept arched galleries, and which crowned a temple. Notice a copy of a wonderful animal frieze ..
1 pl. du Jeu-de-Paume F - 38200 Vienne
Masterpiece of Romanesque art which formed part of an abbey founded in the 6C, it dates from the 12C and consists of one aisle with a circular cul-de-four apse. Do not miss, the colourful sculptures of fluted pilasters attributed to Guillaume Martin ..
47 Cours Romestang F - 38200 Vienne
This 18th-century hotel is a former stage coach inn, located in the centre of Vienne in the Rhône-Alpes region. It offers soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Each guest room at the Grand Hotel de la Poste includes a flat-screen TV with satell..
Cours de Verdun F - 38200 VIENNE
"The ibis budget Vienne (formerly an Etap Hotel) is situated 328 yards (300 m) from the train station and the tourist office, in this well-known ""city of art and history"". An economy hotel close to the cathedral, the Temple..
14 Boulevard Fernand Point F - 38200 Vienne
Prix Prices from : 160 €
La Pyramide is a charming hotel situated 5 minutes from Vienne city centre, 25 km from Lyon. This 4-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Guestrooms and suites at Le Pyramide are spacious, air conditioned and equipped with a ..
14 bd Fernand-Point F - 38200 Vienne
An institution on the road to the Riviera and one-time fiefdom of the legendary Fernard Point! The establishment is however far from nostalgic, illustrated by the designer decor (the lights are dimmed during the evening). Patrick Henriroux reveals kn..
14 bd Fernand-Point F - 38200 Vienne
This is the latest addition to the Maison Henriroux, created directly inside La Pyramide. The decor is chic and contemporary, cosy and intimate. While the wok and plancha reign in the kitchen. Everything is dynamically run by a team whose motivation ..
34 cours de Verdun F - 38200 Vienne
An attractive and dynamically run restaurant where the immaculate tables and chairs back onto stone walls. This contemporary decor is the ideal backdrop for the market-fresh products full of flavour - as you would expect in a restaurant with such a n..
4 r. Table-Ronde F - 38200 Vienne
A pleasant, contemporary bistro serving hearty cuisine. Regulars enjoy tucking into the house speciality, criques (potato pancakes), which accompany a choice of dishes such as chicken livers, kidneys, quail etc.
2 r. des Cloîtres F - 38200 Vienne
This restaurant full of character is at the foot of St-Maurice cathedral in Vienne, a town famous for its jazz festival. Enjoy tasty dishes such as cod tagine with lemon and spices, and ravioli and chanterelle mushrooms. These are accompanied by an i..
7 pl. St-Maurice F - 38200 Vienne
Chef Roger Jolivet is the personification of passion for cooking! For 35 years he has been treating his customers to delicious traditional recipes, such as pieds paquets, and homemade chicken liver terrine. The generous cooking is part of the great c..