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Ile de la Cite

Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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Ranked #20 of 787 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Neighborhoods, Islands, Historic Walking Areas
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A much less crowded spot than the neighbouring Ile Saint-Louis. Take a little stroll through and you'll love it. Very beautiful at sunset or sunrise, even if you're still half asleep...

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Les Marais nearby and walked Ile de la Cite several times on our way somewhere. A great place to wander, nice shops and restaurants and not completely crowded like other areas. Clean and with tourist shops near the Notre Dame along with thousands of people, but otherwise shops are worth checking out. Try Bertie's Cupcakerie on... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Ile de la Cite is located in the centre of the River Seine and is most famous as the location for the Notre Dame Cathedral. Ile de la Cite is a must visit destination on any trip to Paris and is consequently always very busy and crowded. There are lots of bars/coffee shops/restaurants in the vicinity as well as shops... More

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Vaudreuil, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

So many people....shoulder to shoulder people admiring Notre-Dame. So beautiful on this awesome day! After, walk along the Quai to explore "les bouquinistes".

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to stroll among beautiful buildings, fine restaurants, and quiet in the midst of the City. There are very good shops, great autumn trees with falling leaves, and a sense of Paris at it's best.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It is one of two islands located in the middle of the Seine. It is a busy area with plenty to see. Our walking tour guide took us through here and showed us Palais de Justice, Saint Chapelle, the bridges and I enjoyed it but it is busy. Notre Dame is also on this island and a place you should... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

small restaurants and shops; easy to get to and walk around. nothing overwhelming to see per se - just a great feel for people who live in Paris. Easy to get to by Metro

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Central location of medieval Paris. Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle and the Consigliere. So much the religious and political history of France is embodied here.

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Brockville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our first experience of Ile de la Cite was on our first night when we did the Seine River cruise in the late evening.....after dark the people enjoying the Island can be more of the young drinker type....we visited this part of Island two times after this and both times we had brought wine, cheese, baguettes etc....we were able to... More

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Rehoboth, MA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I walked to the island on the Pont Neuf, reliving the scene from The Bourne Identity. If I did it again, I would see the outside of Notre Dame, the inside of St. Chappel, and have another cup of coffee at one of the sidewalk cafe's.

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