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Île de la Cité, Paris

Categories: Islands, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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. Make Île de la Cité a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris itinerary builder.
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  • One of the best ice crèmes in the world, Berthillon, sold at its own shop as well as many other restaurants or cafes. Our favourite kind: marrons glaces. A must. 
  • On an island in the Seine River, Notre Dame Cathedral. It is a Island, in addition to lots of tourist attractions.
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  • Walking between Metro stops will be much of your memories of Paris. The islands in the seine will provide many of your best memories. Flower & book shops, churches and side walk cafes, the islands are...  read more »
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