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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  • 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 »
  • The Île de la Cité it is where Paris was founded. It has remains of the medieval Paris. Notre Dame was built on top of the first temple in that area more than 800 years ago. It is a must to go and....  more »
  • A beautiful island in the Seine river that contains picturesque bridges and the well-known attractions Saint Chapell and Notredam.  more »
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  • Couldn't see Notre dame because it was burned
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  • One of two natural islands in the Seine 西堤岛的点评 2019年2月27日点评 Google翻译 As a visitor to Paris, you'll likely end up visiting Île de la Cité at some point during your stay. This is is one of two natural islands in the River Seine and the place with a long history of civilisation dating back over 2000. It is also the location of some of the most important sightseeing in Paris. Today, Île de la Cité is where you find the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Chapelle and Conciergerie, the remains of Palais de la Cité - the First Royal Palace in Paris. You'll find impressive statues, small parks, squares and famous bridges such as Pont Neuf and Pont St. Louis which connects the island to Île de la Saint Louis.
  • It's the founding ground of Paris or Lutetia, how it was called previously. Its surroundings are beautiful, but a bit touristy. The Notre Dame, St Chapelle and Concierge are on-site and nicely connected with roads and little traffic going on. I advise to visit the area in the early morning when it is quieter.
  • As a visitor to Paris, you'll likely end up visiting Île de la Cité at some point during your stay. This is is one of two natural islands in the River Seine and the place with a long history of civilisation dating back over 2000. It is also the location of some of the most important sightseeing in Paris. Today, Île de la Cité is where you find the historic Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Chapelle and Conciergerie, the remains of Palais de la Cité - the First Royal Palace in Paris. You'll find impressive statues, small parks, squares and famous bridges such as Pont Neuf and Pont St. Louis which connects the island to Île de la Saint Louis.

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