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Ile de la Cite

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This is an area of Paris I love walking around and try to visit each time I'm in Paris. It's serviced by a large number of metro stops and train stations, so it's easy to reach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an area of Paris I love walking around and try to visit each time I'm in Paris. It's serviced by a large number of metro stops and train stations, so it's easy to reach almost from anywhere you're staying. You can enjoy this area by spending nearly nothing -- people watching, beautiful architecture, lovely places to sit, the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a small island in the Seine River. A lot of attractions to see, Sainte Chapelle, Notre Dame Cathedral, Flower Market and plenty of Cafes. It is beautiful place and lots of people. It is good to relax, take a glaas of wine or beer, and the ice cream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We always stop by the Ile when we visit Paris. We have to wander by Notre Dame, the Seine and the park. We love to stroll along the river and cross onto the island via any of the bridges, it's the best way to connect with the city. Any time of day is beautiful to appreciate everything Paris has to... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very much the centre of the city- busy, beautiful and full of people! Lots of very nice (although pricey) cafes as well as Saint Chapelle (a must), Notre Dame (beautiful) and the interesting flower market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much the centre of Paris, with the Sainte Chapelle and the Notre Dame on it, a short walk from many major attractions. Highly recommending getting a bottle of wine, some ice, and sitting down on one the river banks for a picnic while the sun sets.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for the bridge with the pad locks, there is no more as they replaced it with plastic. Now just a few metters away there is like a little plaza where they have started doing that as at the bridge you can no longer do that. If you forgot your padlock, there are some vendors in the... More 

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

while there visited Notre Dame Cathedral andn Sainte Chapelle. Loved St Chapelle and the beautiful floor to ceiling stained glass windows. Wow!

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paris is a beautiful city, the first thing that was really impressed on me was the sheer number of homeless people on the streets and the level of begging throughout-especially on the Champs Elysees where every few hundred yards women who all looked part of the same community were sat begging. The other big change I noticed since the last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunny day, not too many people around. This is one part of Paris I always enjoy. The view on the river Seine, walking along the quays, the Notre Dame, the Classical style buildings all enchant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

City full of places to visit also crazy tall buildings to inherit the feel of Paris. Seine river and the bridges over it has its own picture for tourists attract the beauty of a busy city.

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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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