Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lunch time at the "Lutèce arenas"


Together with the "Termes de Cluny", the "Arènes de Lutèce" are the only remains from the Gallo Roman era in Paris which at that time was named "Lutèce". They were built in the first century AD and were used to present gladiators combats. Now you can enjoy the spring sun and watch kids play football.

6 comments:

Jeanne said...

Your photo brings back good memories of sitting here once with friends while watching a game of boules being played by the young at heart and football by the young. Thanks, Laurent!

Tanya said...

wow...i can't imagine sitting in a spot with so much history!!

Janie Husband said...

this is so inviting...one day i hope to experience it in person....i really enjoy your daily photos... ;)

Harriet said...

I have been so close, but I have never actually seen the Arenes de Lutece. Merci.

J. Evan Kreider said...

I want to visit this in May. I can't figure out how the niches help with the acoustics, but they clearly did. I understand that the stone risers are 'new' (possibly early 20th c.?) since most of the stone was hauled off for city walls and various buildings. Thanks for highlighting this monument for me!

Starman said...

It's just a short walk from Place Monge métro stop.