It is located in the very center of the capital, in the middle of the Seine River. Several bridges connect the island with the rest of the city from all sides. Cite - this is the heart of Paris, here is Notre-Dame-de-Paris, the castle of the Conciergerie and Chapel Saint-Chapelle. Celtic settlements on the island appeared in 300 BC In 508 A.D. the fortress on Cité became the residence for the rulers of the Merovingian clan, the first dynasty of French rulers.
The Notre Dame is still under renovation on 13th July, 2023. The ice cream shop is very good with reasonable price.
Visit the Notre Dame construction site -- massive, marvelous commitment by the French people to save this beautiful monument to their history.
A nice little walk through is a must for the Parisian experience.
Île de la Cite is an island in the river Seine in the center of Paris and it became an important religious center with the home of Notre-Dame cathedral, and the royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, as well as the city's first hospital, the H&o.. Read more »circ;tel-Dieu. It is also the site of the city's oldest surviving bridge, the Pont Neuf. You can get to this Island by walk and admire the Notre Dame cathedral and the surrounding view. This is a must stop visit for Paris tourists.
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.
Wonderful place, it’s worth to visit it.
Nice vibes on the island! I felt it s less crowded here
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.
Impossible for me to stand before the towers of Notre Dame and not see in my 12 year old mind the shadow of Quasimodo scrambling under the bells and Victor Hugo exhorting all of us to help restore this symbol of France. Work proceeds perhaps open for.. Read more » the Paris Olympics. Be sure to see "Notre Dame De Paris" opening this week at Lincoln Center.
Flávio Aurélio Siqueira B
Amazing experience... A very good view of Notre-Dame Church
The Île de la Cité is an island in the river Seine in the center of Paris. In the 4th century, it was the site of the fortress of the Roman governor. In 508 Clovis I, the first King of the Franks, established his palace on the island. In.. Read more » the 12th century it became an important religious center, the home of Notre-Dame cathedral, and the royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, as well as the city's first hospital:
Awesome little island in Paris.
Beautiful île... Kinda crowded
We did picnic right by the Seine’s River.
The whole scenery is very romantic.
The place to be …. In the center of Paris, a piece of France history. The unavoidable « notre dame » and les bouquinistes on the seine side…
Nice experience while we were there, it is little crowded so choose your spot to click few nice memories. It worth there are many restaurants nearby to place but if you are a easy going person then you must try the street food available next to it
Maria Eva Maccione Soeren
Great views, amazing neighbourhood to take a stroll and enjoy the beauty of the old Paris.
It is very nice
historically building, nice place
What a day for a day dream... one of the most iconic neighbourhood of Paris to stroll the streets and get lost. Centuries of history at your feet with the majestic Notre Dame appearing as you reach the river
Beautiful and breathtaking. Filled with rich history and is amazing on the eyes.
Jürgen W. Schneider
As well as Notre Dame some great corners for Coffee and ambience and Roof top Fashion Shoot
Ile de la Cité is easily accessible through Notre Dame cathedral or Pont des Arts where you will find the Square du vert-calant and the famous “love-lock”. You know that famous place where locals and tourists attach a “lock&.. Read more »rdquo; to make a wish or demonstrate their love forever … or something like that!
We first noticed l'île de la Cité on the Bateaux-Mouches tour. Passing in front, the island gave us this peaceful impression and we instantly wanted to visit. We saw people sitting on the edge of the concrete basking in the sun and imagined ourselves there. After a long day of sightseeing around Paris, our opportunity struck and we accepted. We consider ourselves fortunate for the experience since we came very close to missing out. Just moments before arriving on the island, we were searching for a patio to have a few drinks. What we discovered on that island that day was far greater than any patio !
Everyone seemed to be having a drink, either wine or beer and we felt like we missed out. We found a nice quiet spot under the trees at the far end of the island. We sat and felt blessed with a beautiful view. At this point, we were just missing the drinks. And what do you know, all of a sudden we had first class service, a couple of Heineken beers for the both of us by an anonymous fellow !
Just sitting there after a long walking day and be able to relax it was a kind of insight and meditation saying “OK … Let's enjoy Paris!”.
Great things in life are free, and we were just thankful to experience this spot. We could rest and reconnect with nature after a long day of sightseeing. For those looking for a more vibrant or exciting interaction, we found musicians near the main entrance entertaining the crowd.
According Wikipedia the “Ile de la Cité” is one of two remaining natural island in the Seine river within the city of Paris (the other being the Ile Saint-Louis) and it’s the centre of Paris and the location where the medieval city was refounded. Really interesting.
Serge: 5 Eli: 5
Recommend: Yes, even better on a sunny day ! It’s a really beautiful place to relax get to know Paris!