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Ile Saint-Louis

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Address: 44 rue Saint Louis en L Ile, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: 0143546975

Cobble-stoned neighborhood featuring quiet shops, cafes and bistros.

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You don't really realize you are on an island; you just cross a small bridge over the Seine and you're there. You must visit Berthillon Ice Cream Parlor while you are there... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You don't really realize you are on an island; you just cross a small bridge over the Seine and you're there. You must visit Berthillon Ice Cream Parlor while you are there: expensive, but best ice cream ever!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely area of Paris to stroll around, surrounded by stunning buildings easily accessible via metro or on foot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose to stay on Isle Saint-Louis. It was a very different experience from previous Paris trips. Our apartment was built in 1635 and we enjoyed being immersed in the historic buildings, antique shops, restaurants, bars, ice-cream shops, cheese, wine and fresh produce vendors. Living on Isle St Loius is like living in a small community surrounded by all you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ventured to the Ile Saint-Louis almost by mistake. A lucky mistake, for sure. We had gone looking for Bibliothèque Forney, once a royal residence dating back to the Middle Ages. Unfortunately, it is closed for renovation until early 2017. Making the best of the situation, we crossed the nearby Pont Mare bridge to Ile Saint-Louis. This is when we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The smaller island stil has a lot to offer - mainy ice cream and food. Don't bother queuing for berthillon ice creams if there are massive queues, all the ice cream places on the island are wonderful.

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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love staying on Ile Saint-Louis. There are fabulous restaurants and cafes. Our favorite thing to do is sip wine and watch people go by. All the business people are friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a 4 bedroom flat for a week on the Ile Saint Louis. We wanted a more cultural immersion versus staying at a hotel. The immediate surrounding area offers local shops you can frequent daily to pick up groceries and make your own delightful French or favorite dishes. There's a wonderful butcher shop, bakery, cheese shop and lovely flower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paris has developed over the ages around 2 central islands on the Seine river (l'Ile de la Cité and L'ile Saint Louis). L'ile Saint Louis is much more intimate than its sister island and gives you somewhat of a feel of the ancient Paris. When on the Island, do not hesitate to go and taste the Bertillon Ice cream which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great island to visit, with a fantastic collection of shops especially ice cream parlors. If you like a good ice cream you will find the best here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying on Ile St-Louis . it is a very classy area. I have to say we did pay a little more for our hotel then past visits to Paris , but it was worth it. It is a quiet area that is easy to walk . A stroll through the area is rewarding , it... More 

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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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