Discover the remains of Augustomagus: the 1st century bullring and the 3rd century wall. The semi-excavated arenas of Senlis constitute a unique site in the "Hauts de France". Built in the 1st century AD. JC, about 8,000 spectators could take place there to watch gladiator fights with wild beasts (belluaires), animal fights (venationes) or hunts. At the beginning of the 5th century, the edict of Honorius prohibited the gladiatorship; the fighting then gives way to concerts, plays and pantomimes. Abandoned in the 6th century, the arenas serve in turn as a quarry, as a landfill, then they are over time buried and forgotten until their discovery in 1865 by Félix Vernois, founding member of the History and Archeology Society. of Senlis. The arenas are only accessible by guided tour on the 1st Sunday of the month between April and October, during the European Heritage Days in September and the National Archeology Days in June.


  • Guided tour: no
  • Free visit: no

Tour languages

  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • 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