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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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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 yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had a drink with my date on this island. We initially walked around near the water and then found a bar in which to sit outside and relax while the sun set.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed in an apartment on Ile Saint-Louis and it was a perfect hub to see what Paris has to offer. It's a bit far from the Eiffel Tower but getting there by transit is simple. Highly recommend staying here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an amazing place to stay. An old apartment with "singing floors" of original parquet with huge windows and a great location by the Seine. Great place to stay while visiting Paris. We used taxis to get around. It was a short walk to a taxi stand and most rides were 7-10 euros for 4 people. The Latin Quarter,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The best way to feel Paris at its best, based on our four trips there, is to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, see the worldwide gathering on its expansive plaza outside, then traverse the walking bridge on its backside into the Ile St-Louis for an evening stroll, dinner at any one of a dozen quaint and affordable eateries there, and... 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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