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Ile de la Cite

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The oldest part of Paris

This is the oldest part of Paris. Many things to see here but something note worthy is that Hôtel-Dieu is the oldest hospital in Paris and Notre Dame is located here built so that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Aweil, South Sudan

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Aweil, South Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the oldest part of Paris. Many things to see here but something note worthy is that Hôtel-Dieu is the oldest hospital in Paris and Notre Dame is located here built so that the King of France could go to church I want to share an experience, something you must try. Try to visit Ile de la Cite during... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place to walk and have some relax time at Vert-Galat Square. There's nothing special at Ile, but inside its you will find some touristic points.

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Arta Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, you know it is an island but it is hard to believe it !!!! Walking around is great but there is only one metro station near by.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. A superb history under Notre Dame. Well worth a visit. It's got a history of Lutetia, with ruins and explanations. Good explanations in English.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Let's be clear....there is not a lot to "do" on either Ile.....you go here to eat, maybe shop a bit, or else you are staying here. BUT...in the warm weather you cannot beat getting an ice cream or a bottle of wine and some snacks and sitting on the grass looking at the center of Paris. The bridge between the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great starting point for your itinerary in Paris because it's the geographic center of the city. To the north are the Louvre, Palais Royal, and the Pompidou Center; to the west are the Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower; to the south is the Luxembourg Gardens; and on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is this small island, home to the Cathedral Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle and the love bridge (not so many locks anymore). It is a nice place just to stroll around.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very small island with many historical sites. good to visit at least once. There are many places to eat and metro stations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stroll along the Ile de la Cite and stop and grab ice cream at Berthillion which is the best ice cream in Paris.

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Alor Setar, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An island in the heart of Paris. Sainte Chapelle and Notre Dame both located on this island. Pont de l'Archevêché which full of love locks also located on this island.

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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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