Île de la Cité, Paris

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Île de la Cité is one of two natural islands in the Seine at the heart of Paris. As the place where the medieval city was founded, the island is known for its cobblestone streets and historic buildings. One important landmark is Conciergerie prison, where Marie Antoinette awaited execution in 1793. The island’s teardrop shape makes its streets quite interesting, with buildings and bridges forced to adapt to this landscape. Small walkways and a staircase behind the statue by the Pont Neuf bridge allow you to walk down along the river’s edge. A small bridge connecting the other island, Île Saint-Louis, is a gathering place for street performers showcasing their talents. Île de la Cité is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Since the fire in the Notre Dame the area has been fenced off. There are pictures on display, showing the destruction after the fire and the work being done now, restoring the building. The IIe de la....  more »
  • You absolutely have to come to the Ile and not just to have an ice cream cone. A wonderful place to stroll along the riverside and maybe have a bite to eat at one of the many cafe and bistros  more »
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  • Couldn't see Notre dame because it was burned
  • Paris essence concentrated on 1sq km. And of course the best icecream ever...
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