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Ancien Cloitre Quartier

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Quieter than the front of Notre Dame

This area is behind the Notre Dame and is a lot quieter than the forecourt in front of the Notre... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Perth, Australia
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A favourite place for a quick stroll

This small area is so easy to overlook, and yet it's one of my favourite places to bring anyone new... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2015
Harlech, United Kingdom
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22 Dec 2017
“Quieter than the front of Notre Dame”
13 Oct 2015
“A favourite place for a quick stroll”
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Rue du Cloitre-Notre-Dame north to quai des Fleurs, Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This area is behind the Notre Dame and is a lot quieter than the forecourt in front of the Notre Dame. It has some magnificent gardens and buildings and is well worth a look.

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Reviewed 13 October 2015

This small area is so easy to overlook, and yet it's one of my favourite places to bring anyone new to Paris. It's so close to the chaos and noise and confusion which now surrounds Notre Dame, and it's so little visited. Take a turn...More

1  Thank KateCelyn
Reviewed 25 February 2015

The area north of Notre Dame, left if you are looking at the front entrance, was once the site of the cloisters and outer cathedral precincts. Today the network of narrow medieval streets still exist with names like Rue des Chantres and Rue des Ursins....More

6  Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We really enjoyed walking along this area of the island. It is much quieter than the rest of Il Cite. Can get away from crowds and get a sense of years ago. Lovely area to visit.

1  Thank sandy12
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Taking a step back in time in some big cities is difficult, but this section of this island you could almost forget where you are in the middle of one of the mega cities of Europe. A beautiful space of respite.

3  Thank HiddenCaviar
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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very
heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité,
sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of
Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the
site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held
before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic
Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the
Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
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