Lutece Arena

The Arènes de Lutèce were built between the 1st and the end of the 2nd century and could once seat 15,000 people. The arena was used as an amphitheatre  to show gladiatorial or animal combats, theatrical representations, games, and dances. Today it is the only remains of the Gallo-Roman period  in Paris. For centuries he arena was lost and rediscovered only between 1860-1869 during the construction of  the Rue Monge. It was opened as a public square  in 1896.

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LUXEMBOURG GARDENS

One of the most famous public parks on the left bank. A good place to relax, read a book or walk around.  

The park was originally owned by the duke of Luxembourg. Thanks to Queen Marie de Medicis  (a descendant of the famous Italian family ), the widow of King Henri IV who decided to create this beautiful place beginning in 1612 as her new residence. In 1794, during the French Revolution, the palace served as a prison. Nowadays the building houses the French Senate.

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Tea shop La Maison des Trois Thés

A world renowned tea shop located in the 5th arrondissement, this is a must for all tea lovers who want to diversified from another populate Parisian tea place Mariage Freres. This tea shop is run by Maitre Yu-Hui Tseng who is a world renowned tea expert. She carefully chooses every tea that come into her tea house so you are guaranteed always an excellent quality.

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Musée CLUNY – The National Museum of the Middle Ages

 

The Musée Cluny is located in a Medieval mansion next to the ruins ofGallo-Roman baths, from the first or second century and houses one of the most complete medieval art collections and craftwork worldwide. The exhibitions contain an enormous variety of antiques, including tapestries, ivory and sculptures.

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Restaurant BOUILLON RACINE

 

Bouillon Racine has been welcoming guests for more than 100 years! An authentic Art Nouveau atmosphere : bevelled mirrors, painted opalines, stained glass, carved woodworks, marble mosaics and gold-leaf lettering will brings everyone right to the beginning of the XIXth century. Not many restaurants could beat the beauty of its interior design.

Menu changes seasonally, and the dishes are home-made. Today they offer a French cuisine combining traditional dishes and recipes from nowadays.

 

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