Île de la Cité

Île de la Cité, Paris: Address, Phone Number, Île de la Cité Reviews: 4.5/5

Île de la Cité
4.5
Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas • Islands
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Ile de la Cité / 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.
How to get there
  • Cité • 2 min walk
  • St-Michel – Notre-Dame • 4 min walk
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC4,912 contributions
Right in the heart of Paris
Jul 2021 • Solo
Walking this little isle end to end was a treat! Notre Dame and many other scenic spots can be found here. You can access the island via several bridges or by the pink Metro line.
Written July 17, 2021
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Gavriel
Caribbean4 contributions
So Romantic
Mar 2021
Such a lovely and romantic place to go to for a walk or more.Notre Dame is the highlight of the island
Written April 2, 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia31,073 contributions
Wander and wonder....
Oct 2019
We spent quite a lot of time around Ile de la Cite. We visited several wonderful sights, such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie, Sainte Chapelle and others. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants in the area too, as well as other lovely shops. It is in the middle of the River Seine so you would be surrounded by the water. This is a great place to visit and spend a lot of time in.
Written September 14, 2020
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,106 contributions
Medieval Paris FREE to see
Sep 2019
The Île de la Cité it is where Paris was founded. It has remains of the medieval Paris. Notre Dame was built on top of the first temple in that area more than 800 years ago.

It is a must to go and see. FREE again rarity in Paris. Lots of governmental buildings with centenary architecture to see.
Written August 27, 2020
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt400 contributions
A beautiful island compiling some important attractions
Feb 2020
A beautiful island in the Seine river that contains picturesque bridges and the well-known attractions Saint Chapell and Notredam.
Written March 25, 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,046 contributions
Site of the first settlement
Feb 2020 • Friends
There are a few things of interest here notably the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Conciergerie, but we stayed on our hop on hop off bus to admire the sights from above, which gives a good perspective.
Written March 20, 2020
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Eldin Sal E
Paris, France27 contributions
Very beautified small island in middle of the seine river
Dec 2019
Full of good restaurants and coffee shops .including the best ice cream in France .very romantic at night .very reasonable prices.acrooss the bridge is the latin quarter ,à must visit full of cheap Greece .arabic .spanish ...foods and desert ,as well as pizza
Written February 11, 2020
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA3,477 contributions
The Heart of Paris
Dec 2019
One cannot visit Paris without visiting the Ile de la Cite, the heart of Paris. It is lovely to stroll and photograph. Simply not to be missed.
Written February 9, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,679 contributions
City of lights birthplace
Dec 2019
The Cite isle is the true birthplace of the French capital where it all began and developed over centuries to become one of the most beautiful world cities with astonishing history and places to explore.
The isle is in the center of Seine, connected with several bridges with both banks.
Top places not to be missed here are the Notre Dame Cathedral and Sainte Chapel, while more interested should also explore the Conciergerie, former royal palace and prison.
Written January 23, 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Historic
Oct 2019 • Couples
Historic centre of settlement which is nowdays Paris is really remarkable place, well worth your time to explore it through an easy stroll.
Written January 19, 2020
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