Arènes de Lutèce

Type: Architecture, Attractions, Cultural Venues, Historic Sites, Uniquely Here

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This Roman-style arena was built between the first and the 2nd century A.D. Named after the city's name when it was still under Gallo-Roman rule in that era, the Arènes de Lutèce are one of only two...  Read More

  • Historic Sites: "This amphitheater, originally used as a stage, was later a cemetery. It was later filled in following the building of the wall of Philippe Auguste in ca. 1210. Les Arènes were rediscovered between 1860-1869 when the Compagnie Générale des Omnibus sought to build a tram stop on the site."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: One of two oldest architectural remains of Paris dating from Biblical times, this amphitheater was re-discovered, then re-opened as a public square in 1896.

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