Arènes de Lutèce

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



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Best Attractions & Activities: 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 Ar�nes de Lut�ce are one...  Read More
Historic Sites: 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


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  • Best Attractions & Activities: "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 Ar�nes were rediscovered between 1860-1869 when the Compagnie G�n�rale des Omnibus sought to build a tram stop on the site."
  • 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."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: This arena dates back to the early Roman times, when Paris was called Lutèce.
  • 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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