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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Île de la Cité Reviews
A beautiful island in the Seine river that contains picturesque bridges and the well-known attractions Saint Chapell and Notredam. more »
There are a few things of interest here notably the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Conciergerie, but we stayed on our hop on hop off bus to admire the sights from above, which gives a good... more »
Couldn't see Notre dame because it was burned
Paris essence concentrated on 1sq km. And of course the best icecream ever...
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