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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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  • The island is centrally located and very accessible due to the nearby metro stops and Pont Marie and Chatelet. Restruants and shops are open and there are people on the streets, but there were no crow...  more »
  • Home of the history of paris, so as not to go, and recorerla whole, and admire its beauty, and if possible, be in estydo comtemplativo in the Vert Galant Sguare.
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  • In the heart of Paris, this island is a must-see for any visitor, because in addition to geography, it offers wonderful prospects of monuments, bridges... .parisiens.
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  • Very good ambience
  • Very convenient
  • Well place
  • Well placed station
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