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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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I feel like Ile Saint-Louis gets too little attention, being so close to Ile de la Cite and its wonders. It's much more subdued and quiet than Ile de la Cite, which is often full... read more

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I feel like Ile Saint-Louis gets too little attention, being so close to Ile de la Cite and its wonders. It's much more subdued and quiet than Ile de la Cite, which is often full of people. But it's also a better place if one wants to go for a quiet stroll, without bumping into people, if only to simply... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no substitute for a walk on the island. The oldest apartment buildings and beautiful little shops are there. Go on Pont St. Louis, the pedestrian bridge. You will likely find live music.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is another area of Paris that is enjoyable to wander. Beautiful architecture, great views and a particularly good view from behind the Notre Dame cathedral and down the Seine.

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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You hardly imagine that you are in Paris when you visit the Ile Saint-Louis. It is quiet and in most seasons not crowded. Plenty of good restaurants from which to select. We have stayed in hotels and apartments here several times and enjoyed the atmosphere. Cross the bridge in either direction and you are back in the bustle of Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning island, breaktaking views and famous for its ice cream! What else could you want in the summer?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view, charming atmosphere, there are always people playing live music on the streets. Lovely area to spend some time at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tiny neighbourhood in Paris is truly a treasure. From the bistros to cafés to ice cream parlors; to the amazing shops, stores and boutique, there are treasures to be found, savored and enjoyed. Definitely an area worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a walk over a bridge from Notre Dame. Nice restaurants (ate at Cafe St. Louis, which we really enjoyed. Really cute shops, too. Bought some wonderful chocolates and macarons!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pretty neighborhood. Many small cafes and restaurants. Great views of Norte Dame from the bridge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a personal favourite of mine. Quaint neighbourhood and ideal for strolls with your partner or family, especially the bridge over the river.

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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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