"A Roman Arena in Paris!" Moufftard/Arène de Lutèce/Mosque/IMA Tip by rexvaughan

  Arenes de Lutece
by rexvaughan

I was surprised when our freind Lionel took us to see a Roman arena right in the heart of the Contrescarpe but there it was. As you can see, it is a great place for a Sunday soccer match. I suspect you could find boules being played here during the week. It is just off rue Monge as it runs south from Blvd St. Germain. So much of Paris was redone by the Revolution and by Haussmann that you don't find many reminders that this city has been here for 2000 years.

othercontact: 49 rue Monge

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  • Written Nov 5, 2004
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