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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. 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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  • One of the two islands sitting on the Seine River, the Ile de la Cite is the birthplace of Paris, and little wonder that you will be surrounded by many historic buildings and structures dotting the... 
    One of the two islands sitting on the Seine River, the Ile de la Cite is the birthplace of Paris, and little wonder that you will be surrounded by many historic buildings and structures dotting the...  more »
  • The Île de la Cité looks spectacular from afar, and lots to see and do there ... Sainte-Chapelle, Concergerie, Palais de Justice, Notre-Dame de Paris, Archeological Museum. Quite nice to stroll... 
    The Île de la Cité looks spectacular from afar, and lots to see and do there ... Sainte-Chapelle, Concergerie, Palais de Justice, Notre-Dame de Paris, Archeological Museum. Quite nice to stroll...  more »
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  • It's Paris everywhere you go, walk everywhere History. It's a beautiful place. You can only can stop to rest a bit there are bathroom very clean.
  • Very cool. Doesn’t seem like an island. We visited Sainte-Chapelle. So beautiful. Smaller than I thought it would be. And very hot. Walked around Notre Dame as much as possible. Visited the Deportation Memorial.

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