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Ile Saint-Louis

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Address: 44 Rue Saint-Louis en L'ile, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: 0143546975
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Cobble-stoned neighborhood featuring quiet shops, cafes and bistros.

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We walked through Ile Saint-Louis on a drizzly night. It's a lovely place to visit and the rain-slicked streets made it quite romantic and picturesque. There's plenty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked through Ile Saint-Louis on a drizzly night. It's a lovely place to visit and the rain-slicked streets made it quite romantic and picturesque. There's plenty of wonderful history here, which we were lucky to have related to us by a native Parisian. We ate an amazing meal in an unassuming little bistro that served some of the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ile Saint-Louis is lovely place to explore, dine, and shop! It remains one of my favorite places to visit whenever I am in Paris. When the weather is warm or hot stop for an ice cream cone, explore the shops and meet the people. Watch the entertainment on the bridge between Ile Saint Louis and Ile De La Cite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We liked wandering around Ile Saint-Louis, a lot less touristy than Ile de la Cite! We had lunch, wandered and visited the Eglise Saint Louis en L'Ile while on the island. Would recommend wandering if in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I absolutely must visit the Ile Saint-Louis on every visit to breath the air of what I consider to be the heart of the city. Look around and see history in the quiet of the tranquil streets. The shops are fantastic too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed on the I'll for a week the atmosphere is very lay back and friendly there are great little shops on the I'll and some fantastic restaurants, well worth a visit .

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Siena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We leased an apartment for ten days on the Ile Saint-Louis and were immediately in love with this small island in the middle of Paris. Historically it was part of the first settlement of the indigenous peoples of Paris long before the city was established. You can find quaint shops that sell unique clothing, hand-crafted art, jewelry, sweets, and the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We gathered with thousands of Parisians on Sunday evening, November 15, after the terror attack on Paris. At 6:15 pm the carillon bells tolled 129 times for those who had been killed in the attack. It was a somber, moving time, and a privilege to share with Parisians grieving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This neighborhood is so quaint. The shops are plentiful and some have very unusual items for sale. It is not very crowded. There are some great ice cream shops in the area. Definitely worth the time

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was told to walk through this area on the way to the Notre-Dame Cathedral and was amazed at the local french food shops, could have spent hours in this area and on my next visit to Paris I will be going there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a small and hidden flat along the river. What a great neighborhood. Great little grocery store with a very helpful owner...lots of shops, bakeries and excellent dining...the best little coffee shop across the street, we took our own cups! Felt very safe for 10 days...loved having the seine right outside the door and Notre Dame in the distance. Just... More 

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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, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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