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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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  • we spent few hours walking in the streets and ejnoyed it very much. you can also find good ice cream, cofee shops and resturants.  more »
  • Notre Dame... Ste Chappelle... Conciergerie... Palace of Justice... Pont Neuf... Hotel Dieu... Paris Catacombs...  more »
  • The location and the environment isn't that "romantic" as what I assumed. I visited here with my bestfriend, and we really enjoyed, but after all there's not anything special.  more »