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Ile Saint-Louis

44 Rue Saint-Louis en L'ile, Paris, France
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Ranked #19 of 735 attractions in Paris
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Type: Neighborhoods, Islands, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: The Ile Saint Louis is the perfect place to have a romantic walk ( it's less crowded than the City Island, because there aren't  main monuments). You... more »
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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

loved this island when I was a 20-something. Now, ugh, tourist central. Cute to sit along the Seine. That's it. Have fun kids. Not gonna lie, would still have a glass of wine here, but... yeah. No. 3 stars for nostalgia. Maybe 4. Skip the food and ice cream lines and any croissants.

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Austin, Texas
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82 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Ile Saint-Louis is somewhat like a small town. Start your walk from the north side and decide if you'd like to end at the Berthillon ice cream stand on the bridge (Pont Marie) or start there.....of course you can start anywhere you wish, but I'm going to have you swing by the best sandwich shop and some of the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You must eat ice cream the island is famous for, it was delicious, especially the rum and raisin! http://www.berthillon.fr/

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to wander around. Stop for lunch, or an Ice cream on a warm day. It is a lovely spot to while away some time. Sit at Berthillions for a great view of the back of Notre Dame and indulge in one of their delicious ices. They are justly famous.

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Singapore, Singapore
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116 reviews 116 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

ISince you went to Notre Dame, just cross the bridge to Ile-St.Louis. A nice and calm quartier to walk. Many people go for the ice cream shop Berthillon, what I didn't think it was exceptional, rather, enjoy the small gift shops around, you may find very interesting and creative gifts.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We walked over to the Ile Saint-Louis after Notre Dame and really enjoyed all the little shops as well as TWO ice cream cones. Lots of great shopping in the smaller, neat stores vs. all the stores you can go to in the states on the Champs Elysees.

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Las Vegas, NV
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31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is the smaller of the two Islands that lead to the Left Bank. Very small streets and so interesting. Your walking in history, Enjoy it and continue over to the Left Bank and more wonderful places. Of course if your headed to the Right Bank, enjoy the walk on the bridges, there are a few to choose from and... More

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Marina del Rey, California
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13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I have decided Paris is the Disneyland of cities. Sadly, you do have to stand in line for many of the attractions, but you can freely roam the Ile Saint-Louis. Great locale. Overrun at times with tourons. Pick your time of day/night wisely. Later is better.

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Yerevan, Armenia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The island is very nice. It is not very touristic. The best idea is go there early in the morning, even bike, see how the people are running, walking with dogs. If you wanna feel real Paris, go there

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On our 3rd trip to Paris this was the first time we walked across the bridge from Cite to Saint-Louis. Yes of course there are still many tourists (us too!) but the pace is a bit slower. The main street is occupied by cafes and interesting shops. The original Berthillion ice cream is here. I recommend the groseille sorbet which... More

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