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Prehistoric & Ancient Paris: 6 Must-See Places

Musée Carnavalet – History of Paris

Neolithic Canoe Carnavalet Museum Paris
One of the Neolithic wooden canoes found in Bercy on the left bank of the Seine in 1991, some 6,600 years old.

Cluny Museum - Museum of the Middles Ages

Iron Age Artefacts Cluny Museum
Celtic gold artefacts from various locations in France, on display in the paris museum.

Les Arènes De Lutèce – Roman Amphitheatre

Roman Amphitheatre Paris
Looking into the arena of the Roman amphitheatre.

Thermes De Cluny – Roman Public Bath House

Lip Reading Tour Musee De Cluny
The substantial, above-ground remains of what was a public bath house in Roman Lutetia.

The Catacombs of Paris

Paris Catacombs Passage
Although the ossuary is medieval, the tunnels used to store the bones were initially dug by the Romans.

Crypte Archéologique Du Parvis Notre-dame – Roman Port on the Île De La Cité

Visual projections reconstruct parts of a Roman bath house in the Archaeological Crypt beneath the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Remains of the bath house are greatly enhanced by multimedia displays in the archaeological crypt beneath the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Map of Prehistoric & Ancient Sites in Paris

Prehistoric & Ancients Sites in Paris

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Thomas Dowson

With a professional background in archaeology and a passion for travel, I founded Archaeology Travel to help more people explore our world’s fascinating pasts. Born in Zambia, I trained as an archaeologist at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and taught archaeology at the universities of Southampton and Manchester (England). Read More

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