Île Saint-Louis

Type: Attractions, City, Editor's Picks, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Local Picks, Outdoor Activities, Public Spaces, Romantic, Uniquely Here

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There are actually two islands in the river Seine in the center of Paris: the Île de la Cité, the one that everybody knows about: home of the hunchback of Notre Dame and the Parisian police; And the...  Read More


  • Historic Sites: "For centuries, the island has been the preferred address for the Parisian upper-crust. Residents included Georges Pompidou, second President of the Republic, and the Rothschilds who used to own the Hotel Lambert at the easternmost tip of the island until they sold the building to the Emir of Qatar."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: The island is less than half a mile long, so a walk around its full length is accessible for most ages and degrees of fitness.

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