Arènes de Lutèce et square Capitan

4 rue des Arènes - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement


The Arènes de Lutèce (Paris's former name) are listed monuments that you can visit for free on any day. These arenas, situated in the Latin Quarter and built between the 1st and the end of the 2nd century, were able to hold up to 15,000 people. Originally, they were 132 m long by 100 m wide. Visitors can still see the site where the actors stood, the stage platform and lapidary parts. The Arènes de Lutèce and the Thermes de Cluny (at the Musée de Cluny) are the only remains of the Gallo-Roman period that are still visible in Paris today.

Architectural style

  • Gallo-romain


  • Histoire

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Unrestricted free entry.


Opening times

Open from 8am or 9am until 6pm, 7.30pm or 8.30pm depending on the season.

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

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Arènes de Lutèce et square Capitan

4 rue des Arènes
75005 Paris

  • Subway - Cardinal Lemoine
  • Bus - 47, 67, 89

Monument in the same district: Quartier Latin

Monument in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

Monument in Paris and in the Paris Region: Monument

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