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Arenes de Lutece, Paris

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.3/5 based on 180 reviews on the web
Arenes de Lutece is an ancient Roman theater, the only surviving above-ground ruins from the Gallo-Roman era in Paris, apart from the nearby Thermes de Cluny. The theater could hold approximately 15,000 spectators. Built sometime in the second century CE, you can still see the location of the actors' dressing room, the platform of the stage, and the lapidary remains. The ruins were rediscovered in 1869, when new streets were being built. The theater has been preserved as a quiet archaeological park. Add Arenes de Lutece and other attractions to your Paris trip itinerary using our Paris trip itinerary builder.
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  • And the Roman amphitheatre at track, featured a walk around. Entrance arena was in room that around audience was the seat would be where it looks. I thought the bench because the weather is good, is good for the rest.
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  • The arenes have an arresting quality to them. Of course, they are not very much compared to the ones in Italy, but finding this quiet space halfway between the Pantheon and the Jardin des Plantes is a...  read more »
  • areanen is fun to watch, but the small garden beside, is also worth a visit. Good place for a little break
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  • I was told of this place so. I decided to grab some food and sit for awhile. It's a nice gathering place and many people had the same idea as I. Another cool and ancient spot in this old city.
  • It's odd that some 19th century people were able to preserve this prime spot. Little from the Roman arena is left, but you get the idea. It's kind of cute that it's surrounded by middle and working class building overlooking the arena, and kids play soccer in the sand. It seems ideal to read a book in the early fall or late spring.
  • A calm little oasis, almost hidden away, with layered gardens perfect for picnics. With no fanfare, step into a Roman amphitheatre. This is not a historical recreation or museum piece, it is the ruins of an amphitheatre which have been turned into a modern park, in use by modern Parisians. To imagine what it would have been like, you need to take the time to walk around, interpret. Its history is not frozen, but still being written by today's Parisians.
  • Little em hidden in hte center of the 5ème arrondissement de Paris Enjoy a picnic or follow intense petanque matches while journeying back to Lutecia era
  • Enjoy this quiet haven and wonder at the layers of history present in Paris!
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