Vienne (city)

Vienne is a small city in the department of Isère in the region Rhône-Alpes. Vienne is 20 miles (32 km) south of Lyon, on the Rhône River.


The French Ministry of Culture and Communication has classified Vienne as a city of art and history (ville d'art et d'histoire).

Get in

By rail, there are several trains daily between Vienne and the Lyon railway stations: Part-Dieu and Perrache. The railway station in Vienne is within walking distance of most of the sites of interest.

Get around

The medieval castle Château de La Bâtie overlooking the town.

Because of the small size of the city, walking is the best way to get around.


Temple d'Auguste et de Livie
Théâtre Antique de Vienne
Cathédrale Saint-Maurice
Hôtel de ville (city hall)


Sites from antiquity

Sites fom the middle ages

The old town

Walk the narrow store-lined streets in the old town (la vielle ville):

There are other similar streets in the area.


The annual jazz festival in July takes place in the Roman théâtre antique in Vienne.

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