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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. Make Île de la Cité a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris itinerary builder.
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  • Notre Dame Cathedral and La Chappelle dominate this small isle in the Seine in center Paris...lots of attractions, restaurants, bars and squares usually crowded with tourists and locals understandibly...  more »
  • One of the obvious stops when in Paris, on Ile de la Cite you have Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle to name 2, then Pont Neuf (with the 1000's of padlocks on) to see great views of Paris and the Seine. Acr...  more »
  • He must walk and walk, walk on the island, visit the small boutiques, tea or coffee, take time to soak up this typical neighbourhood.
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