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Ile de la Cite

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Such a lovely island

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... read more

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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 today NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely for a walk or just in order to admire the beautiful council hall. Shops nearby, and in summer, close to the river, it is prepared some "beaches" so you can enjoy to swim in the Senna. Cool.

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Larkspur, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk to the very West end of the island after absorbing Notre Dame. It's like 5 minutes. You will see the boats split around the island, feel the gentle swells of the Seine, have green trees all around. Read a book or hold someone's hand. Think lofty thoughts or none at all. A secret, undiscovered "must." OK, I have to... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people who come to this larger island in the middle of the Seine dont even realise they are on it. It is the bigger of the two islands which has Notre Dame to one end which is normally very busy most of the year. Well worth a trip over the river, and it has some fantastic boulangeries to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful way to spend your evening. There are some salsa classes nearby if you're feeling adventurous!

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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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