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Lutetia, Paris

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Considered a significant historical location, Lutetia was a town in pre-Roman and Roman Gaul and the ancestor of present-day Paris. Very little is now left of the ancient city, although more is currently being discovered. In a small park on high ground in the Latin Quarter of the Left Bank, tucked behind apartment blocks, you can still see some remains of the 1st century amphitheater, or Arènes de Lutèce. You can also find remains of public baths at the Musée de Cluny and the Early Christian archeological crypt under the Notre Dame forecourt, now Place of Pope John-Paul II.

Explore a little more to find a road dating back 2,000 years, discovered at the site during expansion of the campus on University of Pierre and Marie Curie. During the excavation here, remains of private houses containing Roman baths and heated floors were found. Using our online itinerary creator, Paris attractions like Lutetia can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Visit the ancient ruins of the Paris trip Advisor tourist information genre in "Lutetia" and looked for is not found. As a result, if you look into the meaning of the word "Lutetia" finally realized. A Japanese translation and "Lutetia" or "rtekia". When the Roman army conquered France, current Paris Cité Centre parisii tribe living the Cité village "rtekia" is known as was so. Roman who ruled this place is eventually deepen the rule around the city named "rtekia" derives from the tribe of parisii (Parisii), we are no longer used (Paris) and that settled the city name. As a result, city names ending with s's so. Walking every day stayed on the Ile de la Cité next to Saint Louis in Paris visit Paris originated in La Cité was looked at, so as the ancient "Lutetia" are daily walking, looking, very profound.
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  • Nice Brasserie, and very attentive waitress. Good lunch: roasted chicken: €11.70 The greedy: €6.90 reasonable rate for the area. Small glass of Manzana graciously offered to the right customers.
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  • This hotel is one of the most famous hotels on the left bank of Paris. It was built in the early 20th century in the art nouveau style and now rises majestically over the surrounding landscape
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  • Waiter bumped into me and splashed Coca Cola all over with not a single word of apology or gram of remorse. Manager was equally unapologetic. Attitude couldn't be worse!
  • Recommend! Every time I come to Paris, I come to this place to eat Tartar steak. Amazing taste and location is perfect!
  • Worst coffee ever. Tasted like dish water strained through twice-used cheap grounds. I ALWAYS finish my coffee, but not this time. 6 euros 10. What looked like a day-old croissant was also placed on my table in case I felt like paying for that too--glad I didn't. Will not be returning.
  • Good place. Great location. Fairly good food too. Friendly staff.
  • Good place good food

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