Audio tour

Audio tourVienne : Circuit of Heritage Trails

2 Fermate tour

  1. Sommario Auditour
  2. Sommario Auditour

    A brief history of Vienne

    The Vienne region has been inhabited since ancient times. In the 3rd century B.C., the Allobroges Gauls had a small village there which was elevated to the rank of capital. Its loyalty to Rome, during the Gallic war, earned Vienne the title of Latin colony before it was awarded the envied title of Roman colony in 40 A.D. The town grew up on both sides of the Rhône and became one of the largest towns in Gaul. The city enjoyed another heyday from the 4th century onwards when it became the county town in the Vienne province. During the 9th century, Vienne became the capital of the kingdom of Provence. In the 11th century, it became part of the German Holy Roman Empire. The
    wealth and power of the archbishops continued to grow; one of them, Guy of Burgundy, was elected
    Pope under the name of Calixte II in 1119. He gave the title of primacy to Saint-Maurice Cathedral,
    confirming the primacy of the Vienne archdiocese over the provinces.

    In 1311-1312, Saint-Maurice Cathedral housed the ecumenical council which, under pressure from King Philippe the Fair, pronounced the dissolution of the Order of the Templars. In 1450, Vienne was attached to the kingdom of France; it was then gradually overshadowed by neighbouring Lyon. The 18th century saw a period of economic revival, thanks to the establishment of cloth manufacturers and metallurgical industries, whose increased development in the 19th century boosted the population. Today, the city of Vienne is mainly centred on tourism and the service sector, although it does have a few high-tech industries.

  3. 1 Tourism pavilion
  4. 2 Ramparts
  5. 3 Saint-Pierre Church
  6. 4 Saint-Pierre Archeological Museum
  7. 5 Saint-Maurice Cathedral
  8. 6 Saint-Maurice Cathedral - Western facade
  9. 7 Place Saint-Paul & Saint-Maurice Cathedral - Northern facade
  10. 8 Temple to Augustus and Livia
  11. 9 Rue de la Chaîne / Rue des Clercs
  12. 10 Rue des Clercs - the doors
  13. 11 Saint-André-le-Bas church and cloister
  14. 12 Place du Jeu de Paume
  1. Sommario Auditour

    A brief history of Vienne

    The Vienne region has been inhabited since ancient times. In the 3rd century B.C., the Allobroges Gauls had a small village there which was elevated to the rank of capital. Its loyalty to Rome, during the Gallic war, earned Vienne the title of Latin colony before it was awarded the envied title of Roman colony in 40 A.D. The town grew up on both sides of the Rhône and became one of the largest towns in Gaul. The city enjoyed another heyday from the 4th century onwards when it became the county town in the Vienne province. During the 9th century, Vienne became the capital of the kingdom of Provence. In the 11th century, it became part of the German Holy Roman Empire. The
    wealth and power of the archbishops continued to grow; one of them, Guy of Burgundy, was elected
    Pope under the name of Calixte II in 1119. He gave the title of primacy to Saint-Maurice Cathedral,
    confirming the primacy of the Vienne archdiocese over the provinces.

    In 1311-1312, Saint-Maurice Cathedral housed the ecumenical council which, under pressure from King Philippe the Fair, pronounced the dissolution of the Order of the Templars. In 1450, Vienne was attached to the kingdom of France; it was then gradually overshadowed by neighbouring Lyon. The 18th century saw a period of economic revival, thanks to the establishment of cloth manufacturers and metallurgical industries, whose increased development in the 19th century boosted the population. Today, the city of Vienne is mainly centred on tourism and the service sector, although it does have a few high-tech industries.

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  • Pryscila Nunes

    5 out of 5 rating 11-02-2018

    Génial ! Très bien fait. Merci.

  • Béa

    5 out of 5 rating 10-28-2018

    cool

  • Jeff

    3 out of 5 rating 07-24-2017

    très belle initiative de l'office de tourisme de proposer son audioguide sur cette application. Je suis Viennois d'adoption et j'ai appris des choses intéressantes.

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