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44 rue Saint Louis en L Ile, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 43 54 69 75
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel was located on the Ile Saint-Louis, the small island in the middle of the Seine next to Notre Dame. Wonderful location. This little island is like a village. It offers a bit of everything. Quaint narrow streets, small boutique hotels, restaurants, galleries and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ruthm452016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun for strolling, a petit piece of Paris that sits right in the middle of what can often seem chaotic traffic; peaceful, pretty, old, old buildings with character and great tourists viewing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank pumpkinj2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little island is worth a stroll. Look up at the buildings. It's just near Ile de la Cité. You find shops and art galleries over here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve made multiple visits to Paris and, from that first visit, we had the advice of some regulars who suggested we stay at the Hotel de Sevigne off Rue Kleber in the 16th Arr. (The advice went right down to the room number.) The family-run...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Neal S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ile St. Louis is a charming place to stroll and browse the shops. We always find gifts here on every trip to Paris. Several restaurants will draw you in for a bite to eat or just a glass of wine or cup of coffee. Amorino...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paytons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little island is beautiful, quiet, not touristy. There are little stores, some art galleries. There is Quai d’Orleans, a nice street that has view to the river and to Notre Dame.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AAppa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the good fortune of discovering L'ile Saint Louise this time around! I just couldn't get over it and spent a lot of time alone wandering the streets here.. This place has got some magic about it. The old buildings, the lanes, the restaurants,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Prachi J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a good neighbourhood. You can enjoy the stroll and go along the bridges. On the way enjoy some sweets, pasteries or sandwiches. There are some shops as well where you can window shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Salaaar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strolling along the streets of the island there are many great shops, restaurants and super sights. Worth a whole day if you have the time going from one end to the other and taking in Notre Dame, the San Chappell, and other sights

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bear H
Reviewed December 17, 2018

People view paris through rose colored glasses from popular culture from yesteryear "La Belle Epoque" which is long gone "paris is such a romantic city". Yeah go there while there are violent protests and try not to be attacked.

Date of experience: December 2018
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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,
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Venture797295 | Reviewed this property |
Ile Saint Luis is generally a no driving/no parking District. Avoid trying to drive there. Some parts may not be easily accessible by a person in a wheel chair.
Kaye B
July 28, 2018|
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Response from gfg721 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with one of the previous replies: think of the Ile St Louis as a terrific home base of operations. We loved dining at the St. Regis Cafe: we had a terrific french breakfast one morning and a traditional french dinner... More
April 14, 2017|
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Response from ZMommy | Reviewed this property |
Bonjour, Pas de soucis pour la confusion. Oui, ils sont très proches l'un de l'autre, moins de 200 km aprart. J'espère que ça aide et pardonne mon français, je suis un peu rouillée. Merci
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Cognac- buying or tasting (2 Replies)
We are staying at Ile Saint Louis. My husband loves to indulge in Cognac while on vacation. Is there a shop in Paris that specializes in Cognac for purchase or a tasting bar with a nice variety. I might have asked this previously ( and might be thinking of a different city-getting senile?). We have an apartment so buying a bottle or two is cool as is him going to a nice bar. Thanks in advance for any replies, advice etc. As always, any contribution is greatly appreciated.
September 06, 2017|
Response fromChristy C|
Hello. Were you able to find a place to taste and purchased cognac in Paris. Could you advise?
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Trip Report - Paris May 25-June 1, 2011 (6 Replies)
Day 1 - First time in Paris! This is my first trip report so I hope that it passes muster! My wife, 14 year old son, and I arrived on Swiss Int'l Airlines from Tampa, via Zurich, right on time at CDG early afternoon. We were all very impressed with the airline in terms of comfort and service- If only our fellow passengers had been a little more willing to sleep on the overnight flight! My son was especially impressed by the free Swiss chocolate that they handed out with every service. ...More
June 29, 2011|
Response fromTraveler059|
A great start to your trip. Can't wait to hear more.
Ile Saint Louis recommendations (8 Replies)
We will be staying in an apartment on Ile Saint Louis for a week in August. We're looking for recommendations for cafes, bistros, and places to buy food (grocery market and specialty shops). Thanks.
July 02, 2009|
Response fromTrenSanDiego|
The main street - Saint-Louis-en-I-Isle - has everything you need, market, bakery, cheese, wine, tea, etc. a There are many cafes, bistros, and upscale resturants also but I'm afraid I can't advise on them (always ate meals off island!) Most places are concentrated at the North end of the street. But if you like chocolate head down to #24 - La Charlotte de I'Isle The Hot chocolate is like drinking liquid gold.