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Ile de la Cite

Address: Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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Ranked #18 of 635 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Islands, Neighborhoods, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Islands, Neighborhoods, Outdoors
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Burlington, Vermont
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Île de la Cité is the geographic and figurative heart of Paris. It is the location for Saint Chappelle and Notre Dame as well as several other lesser sites. Enjoy the flower markets and the famers' markets as well and walk along its narrow streets enjoying the beating heart of the French nation.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The middle of the tourist area of Paris, right on the Seine, but still not to be missed. All the guide books tell you about it, but try walking there by way of the Canal St Martin along the Quai de Valmy, and then having a coffee overlooking the Seine. Magic!

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Paris
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the small island in the middle of Paris that tourist regularly visit. It is worth it if you are in the area.

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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Go ob the Paris Walk and the history of this area will make so much more sense. It contextualises everything for us tourists. From the high water flooding marks to the original walls that kept the water from flooding Paris it's all there.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A good view from the bridge for a more relaxing and soothing feeling. Good to have a chat there, sitting at the side of the river and reading a book is also recommended. Free but priceless experience either for single or couple or groups.

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Well, can't go to Paris and not go there. Easy of access and plenty to enjoy of the architecture and ambiance

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

For years I have visited this area with Notre Dame and its proximity to the Latin Quarter. Particularly stunning is the back view of Notre Dame. Very touristy and cafes quite pricey but nevertheless worthy of a visit

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Don't rush through it after visiting Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle - you will enjoy a half- walking around Ile de la Cite and his sibling, Ile Saint-Louis.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Ile de la Cité (or effectivelly, City Island) is a piece of land in the middle of the Seine with a lot of landmarks to visit: the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sainte Chapelle and the Conciergerie are all placed here, so you'll probably end up spending a lot of time in this island if you are interested in the Paris... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It's a cute little island in the middle of the Seine. The bridges to and from the island are adorable and of course the Notre Dame is a must-see.

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