Les Arènes de Lutèce is a Gallo-Roman amphitheater built at the end of the 1st century AD located in Paris 5th arrondissement near Notre-Dame on the Left Bank. They remained in activity until the end of the 3rd century, date of the first destruction of Lutetia. The cut stones served then to the construction of the foundations of the enclosure of the city where the population had taken refuge. One of the largest amphitheatres, place of exhibitions and fighting between men and animals, the arena of Lutetia also served as representations of the dramatic art. At the request of Victor Hugo the mayor of Paris does not destroy this sumptuous Gallo-Roman amphitheater, today it is the oldest monument of Capital!
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Les Arènes de Lutèce: 49 rue Monge – 75005 Paris
Metro station: Place Monge (line 7) or Cardinal Lemoine (line 10).
RER B, C station: Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame.