Arenes de Lutece

Arenes de Lutece, Paris

Arenes de Lutece
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The spectacular ruins of a Roman amphitheater: a powerful reminder of Paris' diverse historical roots.
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Judy M
Houston, TX317 contributions
Right in the middle of the centre of Paris
Feb 2020
I love this place for its history and its convenience. So easy to get to, but hidden away if you are not aware of it being there. Don't miss it. Cool place
Written May 8, 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,245 contributions
Roman Amphitheatre
Dec 2019
After doing all the big attractions of Paris, this is a as well as. It is literally a hidden gem, probably would not have found it if not for google.

It is quite a big open space nestled in amongst, Haussmann buildings, there was plenty of seating to have lunch, also public toilets (free) in the grounds.
Written February 12, 2020
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,253 contributions
Worth A Look
Oct 2019
What remains of a Roman amphitheatre is just a short walk from Place de Monge metro station - you can either enter through the park to the left of the station exit (that will take you up on to the tiered seating overlooking the arena below) or through a marked gateway on the street to the right of the station exit - and right again. Admission is free and don't be surprised if a football or basketball match is in progress when you visit. It's probably not worth going to see deliberately - especially if you don't fancy the many steps you have to climb from the platform at Place de Monge - but it's worth a quick look if you are in the area.
Written November 2, 2019
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DEngelJ
CT302 contributions
Mildly Interesting
Oct 2019 • Couples
What is left of the Roman Coliseum of Lutetia is not much. A large circular space enclosed by walls that are not original. The entrance is on the left off the Rue Monge.
Written October 10, 2019
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Mark
Melbourne, Australia212 contributions
Ancient Rome in Paris
Aug 2019 • Solo
I visited this Roman Arena at 9am & was the only person there. It is in amazing condition for a 2000 y.o structure & is a testament to the Romans fantastic engineering knowledge. You can go onto the arena ground or sit in the terraces. It has the animal cages & all the original statues around the outside. I grabbed myself a coffee, sat up in the terrace & just took in the spectacle of this fantastic arena.
Free to enter & an easy 5mins walk from Place Monge Station. Crowd was starting to arrive after 10am so get there early if you want to sit down in a quiet place.
Written September 25, 2019
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Mike F
Chelmsford, UK704 contributions
Hidden gem - well worth a wander
Aug 2019
Nearly at the end of Metro Line 7 is this park/gardens/zoo. It was the last place i went before having to catch the train home and will go back for another visit next time. There are garden, indoor plant collections and a zoo. Again off the beaten track in Paris
Written August 8, 2019
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Belle-Noel
Croydon, UK1,471 contributions
Expected more
Jun 2019 • Solo
I suppose I just imagined something more impressive. Today it’s a playground for people with just some of the seats and arena which remain original. The door I came through was quite impressive though but it’s not somewhere I would come back to.
Written July 25, 2019
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milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand1,808 contributions
Still at work after how many years?
May 2019 • Solo
I loved seeing L'Arene de Lutece. It felt like a privilege and the lovely thing is that after all these years it is still a functioning and obviously much loved neighbourhood facility in Le Quartier Latin. There were people taking the sun, kids playing, students who looked as though they might be on a school project of some kind. Of course the steps and seating have all been rebuilt but you can clearly see that this a wonderful relic of the Roman occupation of Gaul. It is surrounded by houses and the backs of shops on one side and by an overgrown garden which grows out of the original structure creating a small park.

Do seek it out. It's free and is signposted just off Rue Monge.
Written June 22, 2019
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Redbackspider
Canberra, Australia537 contributions
Amazing
Mar 2019 • Solo
Right in the city, surrounded by modern apartments, is the Roman Arena. With the gardens and benches and children's playground, it is a wonderful restful place.
Written March 20, 2019
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Sara S
buenos aires170 contributions
Incredible.
Mar 2019 • Couples
Unbelievable, after 2000 years still there. Incredible piece of history in the middle of the city, among the buildings. Not a woow place, but great to see it.
Written March 15, 2019
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