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As a visitor to Paris, you'll likely end up visiting Île de la Cité at some point during your stay. This is is one of two natural islands in the River Seine and the place with a long history of civilisation dating back over 2000....More
In the " Real Paris " or Lutecia. Lots of charm..old places full ox history &excellent places for having a lunch/dinner and always the chance to taste the famous Berthillon icre cream around.Cheers.Olli
There are two remaining islands on the Seine and you can't go to Île de la Cité without also crossing over to e Île Saint-Louis. This is the center of Paris, kilometer zero in fact to measure distances. The three must see sites are none...More
I love this area of Paris on the island in the center of the city. Great small hotels, good bistros, terrific ice cream, Notre Dame, Sainte Chappelle, and the rest of the City is in walking distance. I always stay here.
Our hop-on hop-off bus dropped us near Notre Dame Cathedral. After touring the breathtaking cathedral, we just walked the streets. Discovered lots of charming little streets, parks and extraordinary buildings. Other points of interest include Pont Neuf and the River Seine, the Shakespeare and Company...More
One of the places that you must visit in Paris and despite the pressure of inhabitants and visitors still has remarkable charm.
Well worth the visit not only for the specific sites and views but just to wander the streets and alleys
You will include this central island on your walking tour as you will find Sainte Chapelle and Notre Dame here, as well as Place Dauphine and many beautiful views of the river. This was the original settlement of Paris in Roman times, and my how...More
There's lots on Ile de la CIte, The medieval palace (le Conciergerie), Louis IX (St Louis) chapel (1226-1270) with beautiful stained glass (St Chapelle) next to le Concergerie both in the center of Ile de la Cite. On the... More
There's lots on Ile de la CIte, The medieval palace (le Conciergerie), Louis IX (St Louis) chapel (1226-1270) with beautiful stained glass (St Chapelle) next to le Concergerie both in the center of Ile de la Cite. On the west end of the iland is Square du Vert Gallant built by King Henry IV (1590-1610 ish) who also built Pont Neuf (New Bridge) which is now the oldest bridge in Paris. There is a statue of King Henry IV, the Vert Gallant, in the park. It's a great photo spot from the peak of the ile looking over the Seine towards Pont des Arts foot bridge down stream over the Seine. On the east end of the ile is Notre Dame cathedral. Directly in front of Notre Dame is a small block that says "0,0" meaning it is the point from which all points in France are measured. Also in front of Notre Dame next to the Seine on the Left Bank side is a statue of Charlemagne, King of the Franks circa 800. Connecting Ile de la Cite with Ile St Louis is a nice little bridge with cafes on the Ile St Louis side. Lots of street entertainers on the bridge. Ile St louis was created from 2 islands in around 1600 by King Henry IV. The shops and streets were part Henry's "urbanization" projects at the time. He was the only protestant King of France. He was also assassinated by an extreme Catholic in 1610. It was the period of France's religious wars. Both islands are worth a leisure day full of beauty and history.
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They removed all padlocks on the metal/wood footbridges but there’s still panels to use on other stone bridges. Sorry I didn’t take any pics of the locks. You may want to look into getting tickets for an evening classic... More
They removed all padlocks on the metal/wood footbridges but there’s still panels to use on other stone bridges. Sorry I didn’t take any pics of the locks. You may want to look into getting tickets for an evening classic concert in the Sainte Chapelle -it’s a fabulous jewel of a chapel built in 1248 originally to house the crown of thorns, but it is worth a visit in daytime as well. On the other side of the island you can visit the Conciergerie where Marie Antoinette was held during the revolution before she was beheaded. If you like exotic flowers try the marché aux fleurs with birds also on Sundays, it is located between Notre Dame and the Sainte Chapelle.