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Ile de la Cite

Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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Ranked #15 of 772 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Islands, Historic Walking Areas
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Thundersley, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Although I have visited here before, I had never wandered around in the evening, and never really explored the area around the cathedral -- what pleasure! Friendly, casual, lovely.

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Hurstbridge, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Quite a lot of historical sights on this little island which you could potentially spend an entire day here. Quite a few good cafe's in easy reach. Access via Metro if you're coming some distance, otherwise walk there to take in the sights of this marvellous city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It has some of the must-see spots of Paris, it's organized, very clean, not confusing at all and a touristic spot.

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was my third visit to Paris, but my first visit to the lle de la Cite. Being quite close to the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, My partner & I first noted this beautiful small isle when we were river-cruising on the Seine, so we both decided to walk around the area afterwards. A beautiful and historical stroll.

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Gillette, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We were staying fairly close to this neighborhood and found ourselves walking through it a. Umber of times, so it became quite familiar to us. At first glance, Notre Dame stands out as familiar landmark, but we also loved the Marche aux Fleurs and Sainted-Chapelle. We were disappointed that the Concergerie was closed but will include it in our next... More

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South Miami, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You've got not only Notre Dame but the Flower Market, Saint-Chapelle, and the old jail. There was also an excellent photo exhibition on the streets with great photos of the liberation of Paris in August 1944.

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London, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Paris is a beautiful city and this part of the city is a beautiful and elegant quarter to roam about browse and, of course, to eat in. French restaurants are fabulous and, in almost all cases, the plat du jour represents excellent value and authentic tasty local cuisine. This was certainly the case for us and after a lovely walk... More

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Summerfield, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We followed the route through the island as suggested by the Eyewitness Guide Series: Paris, but found this island too crowded with tourists. We started at Pont Neuf and shared a little park with locals, before walking to Sainte Chapelle, only to discover a long line and admission fee. We continued on to the flower market only to discover it... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

SECOND of all, it's tiny and the Notre Dame is there soooo you pretty much have to go. A must see in paris, lots of little streets, and a good place to stop by en route to the left bank. go!

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Tascott NSW Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The prettiest little triangular park on Isle de la Cite in Paris. The locals use it for activities, lunch, late-night assignations, boules and dog walking. A must to visit because of its history, sitting in the oldest part of Paris.

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