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“Center of the city...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ile de la Cite

Ile de la Cite
Paris, France (Hôtel-de-Ville)
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Ranked #17 of 732 attractions in Paris
Type: Neighborhoods, Islands, Historic Walking Areas
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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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“Center of the city...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

That island is the place where Paris was born.That fact alone is enough to find it interesting.Some great bridges crossing Ile de la Cite,and Notre-Dame,Saint Chapelle and Conciergerie are there.There is flower market close to Notre-Dame,there are some nice cafes ,shops and restaurants,and a lot of turists that make Ile de la cite always lively.
Paris was the most important city in a good part of human history,many revolutions started there and spread across Europe and the world,so many great men lived there,and if that has any meaning to you,you will appreciate the oldest part of that great city.
We enjoyed spending our time on that island,surrounded by Seine,romance and memories.

Visited September 2012
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“Ice Cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

this is so old world with it's little streets and quaint shops it is a joy to wander round and then there is the ice cream shop with all the flavours to choose from if you can find it

Visited September 2012
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“Confession: I lived here so I'm biased”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

But nonetheless, you haven't seen Paris until you've walked every ince of Ile de la Cite. Not to miss while on the main road: Maison Martin, the single best patisserie I've ever known in Paris. Try their brandy-infused eclairs, their magnificent crumble-in-your-mouth mille feuilles....everything

Visited June 2012
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“Rome does it better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

You have to run the gauntlet of pickpockets to get to Ile de la Cite, either over the bridges or by using the Metro. When you do get there the Notre Dame is nice but the queues to get in massive and beyond that there's not a lot else to see.

Visited October 2012
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“Picturesque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Viewed from a river cruise boat. Looked good from cruise boat as we went all around the Ile de la Cite.

Visited September 2012
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