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Ile de la Cite

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See the River

The River and the detail on the bridges is an Awesome site. Be sure to plan a cruise on the river and count the bridges.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The River and the detail on the bridges is an Awesome site. Be sure to plan a cruise on the river and count the bridges.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We didn't expect Paris City to excite our senses so much. The people were lovely, unbelievable choice and quality for food, and easiest transport system ever (Metro). That is all before you enjoy the history and vibrancy of Paris' main attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Although the sad news of the padlocks being taken down arose, my boyfriend and I will always have our memories and our keys! It was the most romantic thing we have ever done!! It makes me smile whenever I wear my key on a chain around me kneck :D ((( <3 )))

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This lovely little island has a long history but has maintained its charm. I stayed here ten years ago and go back every time. Great little restaurants and bakeries surrounded by the cool Seine waters. It's quieter than most places to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely pleasant part of Paris to stroll through and visit the independent shops and boutiques, traditional French cuisine cafes and historical attractions. The most peaceful part of the day is first thing where you feel undisturbed and really take in the characteristics of the island. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Take a lock before you get here with your special loved one. Create a memory in one of the most romantic spots in Paris

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Everyone goes to Paris. To the Eifel Tower, the Louvre, Mont Marte, Notre Dame, etc. However, just a short walk across the Pont Nuef and you are in a totally different Paris. More like the old Paris that you read about in novels. This is where Paris first began, in fact. Wander the streets. Taste, some say, the best ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I planned a self-guided neighbourhood walking tour each day while in Paris. (We used the Frommer’s Paris Day By Day pocket book to help us.) Île de la Cité was on our list because it is a beautiful place to visit any day of the week. The island is located between the 4th district on the right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

i never seen so many locks on one bridge, i probably made up 5 of them locks, i had fun every time i walked past the bridge, and made a new lock,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent place in the old charming Paris to enjoy a walk a long the river besides Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris. Me and my love, we put a lock on the bridge; so lovely.

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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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