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
The Cite isle is the true birthplace of the French capital where it all began and developed over centuries to become one of the most beautiful world cities with astonishing history and places to... more »
Historic centre of settlement which is nowdays Paris is really remarkable place, well worth your time to explore it through an easy stroll. 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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