Arènes de Lutèce

sights / Historic

Arènes de Lutèce information

Location
Paris , France
Address
49 rue Monge, 5e
Getting there
Metro: Place Monge
More information
www.arenesdelutece.com
Opening hours
8am-9.30pm Apr-Oct, to 5.30pm Nov-Mar
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The 2nd-century Roman amphitheatre Lutetia Arena once seated 10,000 people for gladiatorial combats and other events. Found by accident in 1869 when rue Monge was under construction, it’s now used by locals playing football and, especially, boules (similar to lawn bowls). Hours can vary.