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Ile de la Cite

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Ile de la Cité

Ile de la Cite facts

An island on the river in Paris, Ile de la Cite (City island) has been inhabited since the Roman Empire (Paris history).

As the religious and political heart of France for centuries, Ile de la Cite features splendid sights.

Ile de la Cite is really worth walking through from Notre-Dame Cathedral to Place Dauphine and Square du Vert Galant (right). See also our 4 hour Paris walking tour.

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Ile de la Cite top sights

Ile de la Cite features three top sights: Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Conciergerie prison and Sainte Chapelle. Ile de la Cite also features many old bridges like 1603 Pont Neuf, the oldest Paris bridge.

Ile de la Cite provides spectacular views on the Seine River, Seine river banks and Ile Saint Louis.

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Ile de la Cite hotels

The Ile de la Cite district is a good place to stay in. Look at our selection of hotels near Notre Dame. Locate Ile de la Cite on Paris map. Paris metro: Cite station, line 4. Saint Michel station, RER B and C lines.

Ile de la Cite is a good place to board a Seine river cruise, one of the first things you should do when coming to Paris for the first time.

Visit to Ile de la Cite

Paris Flower Market on Ile la Cite

You will find Paris Flower Market (Le Marche aux Fleurs in french) in between Notre Dame and the Conciergerie.

Housed in iron pavillions, it is open 7 days a week from 8am to 7.30pm. On Sundays, the Paris Flower Market is complemented by a delicious bird market. Locate Paris Flower Market on Paris map.

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