Located between the Rhône and the Iséroises Hills, Vienne was a perfect location to establish a city, as it offers both protection from attack and is accessible to water for easy trading. In Roman times, the city bustled on both sides of the river, and its vineyards were already growing on the shores of the Rhône.
Labeled a city of art and history, Vienne is packed with architectural treasures. The Roman remains are a highlight and the archaeological site and Museum of Saint-Romain-Gal offers visitors over 3 hectares of restored remains covering the district of I and IV Century A.D. Vienna Ancient.
Other monuments that must be seen include the imposing Cathedral of Saint-Maurice or the magnificent private Renaissance courtyards.