Situated on the course of The Seine both shipping route and border, the territory of the Gallic people of Parisii structures itself since the IIIth century before J. C. around an urban agglomeration called Lutetia. A high quality of golden minting, the archaeological finds, the testimony of Julius Caesar  are sources which certify the economic and political weight of ancient occupants of Paris on the eve of the Roman conquest, en 52 before J. C.. After the end of the Gallic indipendence the site of Lutetia will be occupied again, first the left beck, then since the Ist century after of our era, the G Après la fin de l’indépendance gauloise le site de Lutèce sera de nouveau occupé, d’abord rive gauche puis, à partir du 1er siècle de notre ère, the Gallo-Roman city will develop itself unevenly distributed on the two becks of the river.


This course will trace the milestones the history of the ancient Paris from the very first testimonies of a human implantation, drawing on historical sources and on an uploaded inventory of the araeological finding in Paris and in the sourronding.

  • Duval Paul-Marie, Paris antique des origines au troisième siècle, Hermann, Paris, 1961.
  • Velay Philippe, De Lutèce à Paris. L'île et les deux rives, CNRS éditions, Paris, 2000 (3e édition).


    Archaeologist, specialist of ancient Celts (doctorated in 1996 under the direction of Venceslas Kruta at the Higher Learning School, HDR obtained in 2004 at SorbonneUniversitéé). Nathalie Ginoux is lecturer, entitled to direct researchs, in art and arcaeology of Celtic world at the Deartement of History of Art and Arcaeology from september 2009. Her field studies and the whole researchs take place in conjunction, for more than twenty years, in central Europe end in th North of France. She has partucularly worked on the origin of Parisii and their links with danubian Europe fom the excavations which have been personally directed by her. Since 2011 she is the head teacher of Arcaeology of Research Master.