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Arenes de Lutece Paris Visitor Guide

This amphitheater called the Arènes de Lutèce is one of the few artifacts from the Roman era. Rediscovered in 1869, what remains is part of the stage and tiered seating. These days, the area is either used by student soccer players or by retirees playing boules. Where? 47 rue Monge, Latin Quarter, Paris Metro: Pl. […]

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Arc de Triomphe Paris Visitor Guide

This 164-foot monument called romantically the Arc de Triomphe was built by Napoleon to commemorate his military victories. On the Arc’s sides are sculptures by François Rude, such as The Departure of the Volunteers in 1792 (a.k.a. La Marseillaise), to the right of the arch when viewed from the Champs-Élysées. Names of Napoléon’s generals are […]