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The spectacular ruins of a Roman amphitheater: a powerful reminder of Paris' diverse historical roots.
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49 rue Monge | Rue de Navarre, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went out of our way to find this place so our expectations were high. Alas they were not addressed:-( The place is partially rebuilt but is fairly ordinary - especially if you have already explored many roman arenas previously! We actually missed the entry...More

Thank Sonjabs
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Somewhat rebuilt old Roman arena, one of the few remnants of old Roman Paris, now used by kids for games. In a very cool area.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This an old Roman sight and therefore can make an interesting visit, but it’s mostly a nice park for playing, fairs and reading.

Thank Emma N
Reviewed August 29, 2018

August is generally one of the best times to visit Paris, and this applicable to the short, yet informative visit to the ruins of the Roman era Arenes de Lutece in Paris, France. The admittance is free for all. Handicapped visitors may not be able...More

Thank Venture797295
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The is a great place for a quick detour when on the way to the Pantheon. It’s a gentle reminder that the city of Paris is over 2000 years old and before the crêpe shops in metro stations arrived, there were Roman conquerors, gladiatorial games,...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I don’t know why this site gets such negative reviews. I went with low expectations, and was pleasantly surprised. The Roman arena is larger than I expected and is on par with the majority of Roman ruins outside of Italy, with the exception of the...More

Thank xerexes
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Though this is billed as important Gallo-Roman ruins from the 1st century A.D., there are only a few original remnants left to see of an amphitheatre that once seated 10,000 spectators. A few parts of the stage remain and some grilled cages that held animals....More

Thank Rumples
Reviewed June 14, 2018

I thought this was cooler until I learned that much of what we see now was rebuilt over Roman ruins in the early 1900s. It's still nice to see traces of the Roman city of Lutece though. The ruins of the baths by the Cluny...More

2  Thank davisellu
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t think it would be that cool to see a colosseum outside of Italy or England but the fact that people still come here to hang out and play games or on the playground is really cool. Drop by if in the area.

2  Thank Kelley E
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Whenever one is tired of the bar and Cafe scene in Le Marais, come to this place with a cup of coffee and enjoy the serenity of an ancient theatre in the middle of Paris. Clean (keep is that way please), easy to find, free...More

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
...More
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