Crypte archéologique du parvis Notre-Dame, 7 parvis Notre-Dame, Place Jean-Paul II
75004 Paris, France
tel: +33 (0) 1 55 42 50 10
Under the square or Parvis de Notre Dame, the spot from which all distances in France are measured, lies the archaeological crypt which holds remnants of more than 17 centuries in the history of a city that has seen 80 generations come and go, from the Roman occupation of Gaul to the dawn of the 19th century. Here you can see the original ramparts and relics of the Roman town, excavated between 1965 and 1970 and atmospherically lit. An exhibition explains the earliest history of Paris, from the 1st to the 4th century AD, when it was called Lutetia and had public baths, a forum, theatre and amphitheatre.