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Île de la Cité, Paris

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Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Historic Walking Area
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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  • Such a lovely and romantic place to go to for a walk or more.Notre Dame is the highlight of the island  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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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