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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank RiadDarNajat
Reviewed 8 February 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank paulscott1950
Reviewed 31 January 2019

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jean N
Reviewed 31 January 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AdelaideTraveller888
Reviewed 20 January 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter J
Reviewed 13 January 2019

You have to visit this isle when you want to see the Notre Dame and Ste- Chapelle. Don't forget to go to the Pont Neuf and walk along the Seine.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 3 January 2019

Very pretty and atmospheric area like a natural island with lots of sightseeing,strolling and shopping to do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vasw-George
Reviewed 26 December 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 23 December 2018

A Paris visit is not complete without a walk in Ile de la Cite. There's no point to list the reasons to visit it, just go there!

Date of experience: December 2018
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2 August 2018|
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Response from pumpkinj2017 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend starting at Notre Dame, regardless. There is also a café across from the plaza if you want to sit and wait for someone or have an early croissant and coffee.
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23 March 2018|
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Response from harry c | Reviewed this property |
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
Dorothy B
23 March 2018|
Response from tamimh2014 | Reviewed this property |
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