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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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  • To see Notre Dame at one end of the island, and St Chapelle at the other end of the island, a trip to Paris is incomplete without going to the sites on this island in the Siene 
  • This region of Paris is a charm! Got to Notre Dame, the Saint Chapelle, Conciergerie. A must for anyone who goes to Paris
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  • What a gorgeous little island, smack dab in the center of Paris. We strolled through it, enjoying the shops and little bistros. We stopped for an outdoor glass of wine, watched the French parading by....  more »
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  • Very good ambience
  • Very convenient
  • Well place
  • Well placed station
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