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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
Original location of Paris. It has multiple sites worth visiting and being very compact it is perfect for walking. Access on metro and RER from virtually all over the Ile de France. Major attractions are Notre Dame cathedral, Sainte Chappelle, Conciergerie, Palais de Justice. There...More
NotreDame, palace du justice, sainte Chapelle or just a walk, the choice is yours. The crypt museum beside Notre Dame is well worth a visit. Oh the toilets will cost you 2 euro.. have exact change or you will be caught short. No change given.
Ile de la Cite is a wonderful place to explore. There is so much history from Notre Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie, Palais de Justice de Paris, Sainte Chaplle, Prefecture de Police, Marché aux Fleurs Reine Elisabeth II, General Hospital, Place Dauphine and so much more....More
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
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.