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Ile de la Cite

Address: Paris, France (Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis)
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Type: Neighborhoods, Islands, Historic walking areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Neighborhoods, Islands, Historic walking areas, Other, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

There are multiple reasons to visit the 'Ile de la Cite' while in Paris. This island surrounded by the River Seine is home to some outstanding historical treasures. In medieval times this was the perfect location for a well fortified town to grow up. At one end you have the gothic masterpiece of the Notre Dame, while at the other... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

At the point of the Ile de la Cite sits the famous little willow tree you always see when they do scenic pictures of Paris. I love walking through the park to this tree. Get yourself an ice cream at Berthillion and take a walk. You can walk right next to the Seine and get the most wonderful view of... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

When in the 'Latin Quarter', you really must see the Ile de la Cite. It is a beautiful place set off by Notre Dame Cathedral. From the Ile de la Cite you can see a long way down the River Seine in both directions with splendid buildings along the embankments. This is an excellent place at which to take atmospheric... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lovely place for a walk, to browse at the shops, grab a cup of coffee and don't forget to try the famous Berthillon sorbets

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I liked the stoned streets and the surrounding architecture...it shows more or less how people, specially royalty, used to live centuries ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wandered along the water and visited a small park at the tip of the Ile. So many picture opportunities and so peaceful in the morning when there are few visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

see the cathedral and its famous glass. There are remnants of Roman walls if you can find them. A terrific restaurant "Au Vieux paris" near the cathedral on rue Chanoiness in a 1512 building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You can que up for hours to visit the Notre Dame, but if you are 'sneaky' - as the visitors exit by the left door - 'duck' in. I read some where that the 2 towers on the front have never been finished, if this is so - then it is about time they were! If you are lucky enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

When you ll be on ile de la Cite, visit one special spot there. its in the end of this island, at western end. just go to the west from cathedral notre dame. The cathedral is "looking" to the west, the entrance is turned to the west. So go there, there are 2 ways to do it. 1st - above.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Is one of the two little islands on the Seine River in Paris. Is full of character and little squares with little cafes and shops. It has two of the most stunning places to visit in Paris, Notre Dame and the Sainte Chapelle. Make sure to walk it up and down to really enjoyed!

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