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Ile de la Cite

Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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Ranked #15 of 755 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Islands, Historic Walking Areas
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Rome, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It´s a MUST in Paris. Go to Notre Dame, then you pick a nice place to have a café and enjoy the view

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Paris has so many larger-than-life images, spaces and icons. It can be overwhelming: from the Eiffel tower to Musee D'Orsay. Nevertheless, a quiet half day walking around the island is very reward (has the best views of the east end of Notre Dame too)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

So many things to do and learn on this wonderful part of Paris. Highly recommend hiring a guide to help understand the history and people of this magical place.

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Paris, France
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Loved the Place Dauphine, so quiet and pretty with its quiet restaurants and cafés. The real heart of Paris with the Conciergerie and Notre Dame.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Besides the link to Notre Dame , it is a beautiful place to stroll and see paris from a different perspective. Quiet streets and cafés allow a slower pace and to see the city the way it was 100s of years ago.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

There's probably lots of reasons to visit this part of the city - the architecture etc. However, it's also famous for the ice cream - a particular brand of ice cream. It is delicious - very creamy - and worth it on a beautifully sunny day. The ice cream maker has there own parlour where a long queue is not... More

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Even though the Berthillon ice cream shop was closed for vacation when we visited, a leisurely stroll through this area is delightful and definitely worth the time. Loved it!

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Athens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

it worths a visit, near the Notre Dame with many small pattisseries and brasseries. it is small island that can be walked in 1 hour.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is of course a "must do, must see" area of Paris: this historic island in the Seine contains the old royal castle (Conciergerie), the most magnificent chapell (Sainte Chapelle) and the splendid medieval cathedral Notre Dame. Plenty of nice places to stroll along the river banks, several good little restaurants on either side of the island, and bountiful souvenir... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Just off Notre Dame are the maze of little streets and secret squares that make up the Ile de la Cite. Sit and sip a glass of wine and watch the world go by. Super gypsy-jazz quartets, a piano player in the middle of a bridge, it's all there. Very little traffic too.

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