Guided tours of the arena are only available on the 1st Sunday of the month between April and October, during the European Heritage Days in September and the National Archaeology Days in June.

Discover the remains of Augustomagus: the 1st-century arenas and the 3rd-century wall. The semi-excavated arenas at Senlis are a unique site in the "Hauts de France" region. Built in the 1st century AD, around 8,000 spectators could take their seats to watch gladiatorial combat with wild beasts (belluaires), animal fighting (venationes) and hunting.

At the beginning of the 5th century, the edict of Honorius banned gladiatorial combat, giving way to concerts, plays and pantomimes. Abandoned in the 6th century, the arenas were used in turn as quarries and rubbish dumps, before being buried and forgotten over time until they were discovered in 1865 by Félix Vernois, a founding member of the Senlis Society of History and Archaeology.


  • Guided tour: no
  • Free visit: no

Tour languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian



  • Free parking


Adult reduced rate 7 €
Adult rate 9 €

Means of payment

  • Bank card
  • Bank checks
  • Cash


From 01 January to 31 December
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thusday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed