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Ile de la Cite

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Very centrally located and well worth a visit, judt for fun, but also for the very touchable history. Many things to do and see. Had a hard time finding the memorial for Jacques... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very centrally located and well worth a visit, judt for fun, but also for the very touchable history. Many things to do and see. Had a hard time finding the memorial for Jacques the Molay though

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed seeing it from Bateau mousse on Seine river while cruising, this was a beautiful area in Paris with a lot of romanticism

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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Take around 3h to visit it, relax and enjoy. Cosy nice. Worth to spend your time here. We spent there 2h and I feel I would like to walk and see more time

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Zirconia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The flower market when first crossing over to the island is a great place to grab a coffee and treat your loved one to a stroll along the river!

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place. We had the benefit of being with people who had been to Paris a few times and were our guides.

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Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We stayed here in an apartment that we set up with HomeAway. We were right next to Notre Dame. It was really fun. The only down side was, there were evening lights on the church, which was a little bright once the sun went down. There were also street performers until about midnight most nights.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely area to walk through, and also to show the kids a little bit of the topography of the city. We. Asked back over a bridge afterwards and visited the Paris Plage festival - they featured an area for the kids highlighting ... Yes the very exciting event for the kids - the release of the movie... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

if you want to get into detail of the 1000yr occupation of this island, there are few really old buildings left (e.g. Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie), but it's still worth wandering to the western end - you can actually get away from the tourists while still in the historical heart of Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Nice are to stroll and walk the locks bridge. The weight of all the locks have caused a problem with the strength of the bridge and they are slowly removing the locks. Enjoy while you can but please don't contribute to the problem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One of the best views in Paris to take photos. It was a happy little surprise to stand here and take in the sights around us.

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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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