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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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  • Along the Seine River with its bridges, you can switch from one side to the other, with lateral side trips in the various neighborhoods of Paris.Gutes walking ability is a prerequisite
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  • A beautiful tranquil place to relax amidst the bustle of Paris, excellent restaurant or bars to chill out.  more »
  • This island is the larger of the two islands on the Seine River running through Paris. You will find Notre Dame & Sainte-Chapelle on this island. There are restaurants but I would recommend to walk 10...  more »