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Reviewed 5 days ago

Ile de Cité is the heart of Paris. It is where the city was first founded by the Parisi over 2000 years ago, where the Romans built a settlement and is now home to so many iconic sights. Allocate a few hours to visit Notre...More

Thank scouse1941
Reviewed 6 days ago

lle de la Cite should be the heart of the old city. There are lots to see and you are free to stroll around the narrow streets. Nice to have a cup of coffee in the cafe to watch people's activities around.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With so much to see, be sure and spend the day taking in all the sites. Wonderful little cafes and ice cream shops to stop at along the way. Beautiful square to sit and take in all the activity.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite place on the Ile de la Cité has been the Saint-Émilion Chapelle. Compared to ten years ago, the place seems a bit neglected and uncared for. But the windows and ceilings remain splendid and unequaled in their beauty.

Thank quiltnwillie2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see and do in this central part of the old city. Don't forget to try walking down the side streets and take a moment to sit and people watch!

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the best architecture and sites, we walked there most every day and never tired of the island or the bridge walks.

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historical heart of Paris has much to commend it: the splendor of both Notre Dame de Paris and the Ste Chapelle, and the medieval Conciergerie with its captivating exterior and fascinating interior being the obvious highlights. But there are other wonderful treasures and diversions:...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great area of Paris to see. Take time to see the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral, view the glorious stained glass windows of Sainte-Chapelle and walk across Pont Neuf Bridge (the oldest bridge in Paris). You can also look for "Kilometre Zero" near...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We love the views from Ile de la Cite - Notre Dame, the Seine, lovely buildings, and a great walk around. Great place to enjoy the scenes of Paris.

Thank Winesnobs_Two
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Apart from Notre Dame and Saint Chappelle (both must-see places), it is worthwhile to look in at the Conciergerie, where one can see and learn a lot about the French Revolution. It's nice to wander around the narrow streets, but one has to be careful...More

Thank Graham J
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Meg S
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.
Dorothy B
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