From Lutece to Paris: Ruins of Ancient Rome Walk

Follow in the footsteps of the Romans in this special tour dedicated to exploring the Roman ruins and remaining sites left over from the 1st and 2nd centuries! Learn about the Roman occupation of Lutecia and how the conquerors helped to turn the city of the swamp into the City of Light.

Things you need to know:

  • This tour is available by prior appointment, subject to availability – just ask!
  • Tickets cost €25 per person, with concessions for students & groups. Free for children under 10.
  • It starts at the Notre-Dame cathedral, and ends at the Arènes de Lutèce.


About This Tour:

Walk in the footsteps of a lost civilization as you explore the ruins of Ancient Rome…right here in Paris! This tour visits the key sites of Roman remains in the City of Light, such as the defence walls on Île de la Cité, the Notre-Dame and Cluny baths, forum ruins and even the beautiful and little-visited Arènes de Lutèce. Find out about life in Lutecia: how the Romans conquered the region and developed the swamp; what daily life during the Gallo-Roman era looked like; what they did to relax; where they worshipped; how the Romans came to name the city Paris, and the marks they left on the city!

This tour is perfect for history buffs, students, families and anyone interested in experiencing a different side of Paris! This unique tour has been independently researched and planned, and features an ideal mix of awesome facts and fascinating reveals of popular and lesser-known areas around Paris’s islands and Latin Quarter. They say all roads lead to Rome, but the ones travelled on this tour lead only to Paris! Contact me now on, or text/call 0(+33) 651 07 21 76 to book a place on this unique guided experience; come and explore the ruins of an Ancient civilization in one of the greatest cities in the world!

*Featured image shows the ruins of Roman amphitheatre Arènes de Lutèce, hidden away in a quiet corner of the Latin Quarter. (Property of site owner, not to be used without permission)*


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