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

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The hotels are small here with small rooms, but they are right in the middle of one of the nicest, friendliest neighborhoods in Paris. The location, right in the middle of Paris... read more

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes this is a nice place to visit, especially if you long to hang out with other visitors. It's become so incredibly overrun with tourists that you don't get much of a feel for the neighborhood it used to be. When I traveled to Paris alone in 2011 I stayed here, because I felt it would be extra safe in... More 

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The hotels are small here with small rooms, but they are right in the middle of one of the nicest, friendliest neighborhoods in Paris. The location, right in the middle of Paris, is convenient to the Marais, the left bank and Notre Dame.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came to Berthillians Ice Cream parlor which is very well known. Upon walking to the Left bank, you get great photos of Notre Dame.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ile a Saint-Louis is in the centre of Paris, in fact in the middle of the river Seine. It is very well served bit bars and restaurants of many types. Streets are narrow and very atmospheric.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The romance of walking across any of the bridges to or from the Ile is worth it alone, but the availability of great restaurant choices as well as quaint shops, hotels, and great ice cream is icing on the cake. Its our favorite place to be when we visit Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the nicest areas of Paris on the Seine. Shops and restaurants in abundance - Au Lys d'Argent one of the best. Be sure to sample Berthellion gelato as you sightsee and shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the more historic and atmospheric parts of Paris. Lots of good quality restaurants and bars dotted around the place (I had lunch in Nos Ancetres Les Gaulois-excellent as usual), this little island has an architectural charm all of its own. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming! Have some ice cream at Berhillion and browse the shops in beautiful streets. There was so much to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy quick walk around this small island in the Seine river. You can walk there easily - 5-10 minutes from Notre Dame. High class neighborhood, but with many restaurants which looked charming as could be for 15-30 euro for a 3 course Prix Fixe meal. I thought that it had a great value for charm ratio!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint area is great to take a stroll down the main road to take in the shops, cafe's and eateries. The church located on the Ile is a must see if you enjoy visiting churches.

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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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