In a peaceful corner of the 5th arrondissement, the Arènes de Lutèce sit secluded and hidden. Once a Roman amphitheatre, the site once played witness to gladiatorial and theatrical events for the public, although after the fall of the Roman Empire, it became forgotten and buried. However, today it has been restored and is a fantastic spot for soaking up some of the city’s heritage, exercising or simply pondering over life’s challenges. Just off Rue Monge, the arena is today one of Paris’ parks that sometimes hosts small community events and is usually an attraction for football enthusiasts and pétanque players. The park in its entirety is a truly idyllic haven well sheltered from the city’s otherwise buzzing atmosphere.
Métro: Place Monge (Line 7), Jussieu (Lines 7 and 10)
Address : 49 rue Monge, 75005