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Ile de la Cité

Ile de la Cité shares the Seine River with its upstream neighbor, Ile Saint-Louis, right in the middle of Paris's city center. The westernmost end of the island is mostly residential with a small park at the tip, while the eastern end gives visitors the best view of the flying buttresses of Notre-Dame Cathedral. The Palais de Justice is also housed on the island, which has the Sainte-Chapelle inside, a tiny jewel box of almost kaleidoscopic color thanks to its wonderful stained glass.

Archaeologists found evidence of habitation on this island by the Romans, as early as the first century BC. But the early 17th century was when the island came into its own, after the construction of the Pont Neuf that spans the river and intersects with the western end.

Practical Info

The Île de la Cité is actually the geographical center of Paris, and as such it's easily reachable. From the Left Bank of the Seine, the M4 Saint-Michel stop is the closest. The Right Bank's stop is Châtelet, with the M1, M4, M7, M11 and M14 all stopping there. And on the island itself, the M4's Cite stop is the only Métro station.

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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour, Paris, null
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Skip the Line: Notre Dame Cathedral, Tower and Ile de la Cite Half-Day Walking Tour

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Skip the line to climb the Notre Dame Cathedral Bell Towers and explore 2000 years of tumultuous Parisian history from the dark ages to the City of Light. By ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Paris Ile de la Cite Medieval Private Walking Tour: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie, ... 
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Paris Ile de la Cite Medieval Private Walking Tour: Notre Dame, Sainte Chapelle and Conciergerie

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Get to the medieval soul of Paris with a private 4-hour walking tour in the historic heart of the city—the Ile de la Cité. Explore the gothic ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.35
Private Tour: Paris Historical Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum with Guide, Paris, ... 
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Private Tour: Paris Historical Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum with Guide

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Discover the fascinating history and picture-perfect beauty of Paris on this private walking tour led by an expert local guide. Starting on historic Île ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $226.93
Paris Walking Tour: Movie and TV Show Locations, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Paris Walking Tour: Movie and TV Show Locations

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See where some of your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed on this 2-hour walking tour of Paris. Following your film buff guide, relive Woody Allen’s ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.15
Best of Paris Tour with Skip-the-Line Louvre Entry, Notre Dame Visit, and Seine River Cruise, ... 
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Best of Paris Tour with Skip-the-Line Louvre Entry, Notre Dame Visit, and Seine River Cruise

Make the most of your time in Paris and enjoy this perfect day discovering her most iconic sights on foot and by boat. Explore the very best of the Louvre as a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.15
Notre Dame Cathedral Tour and Seine River Cruise, Paris, Full-day Tours
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Notre Dame Cathedral Tour and Seine River Cruise

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See Notre Dame inside and out on this tour of Paris' iconic Gothic cathedral on the Ile de la Cité. You'll hear about its history and secrets from a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.13
Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité Tour with Skip the Line Visit of the Sainte Chapelle Combo Tour, ... 
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Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité Tour with Skip the Line Visit of the Sainte Chapelle Combo Tour

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Discover medieval history on the age-old streets of Paris on this 2.5-hour Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame Cathedral Paris Combo tour. Save time and money ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.20
Exclusive Paris Private Day Tour, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Exclusive Paris Private Day Tour

This private tour is designed for those with limited time in Paris who want to see the best of the city in one day. With a private guide, admire major ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $347.46
Ile de la Cité Walking Tour with Lunch and Boat Cruise, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ile de la Cité Walking Tour with Lunch and Boat Cruise

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Go for a stroll on the Ile de la Cité, one of Paris' two islands on the Seine, and enjoy quintessential French cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour. With a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.78
Private Walking Tour of Paris Including Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité, Paris, Walking Tours
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Private Walking Tour of Paris Including Notre Dame and Ile de la Cité

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Enjoy this 2-hour private tour and learn the history and secrets of Paris, by walking through its Ile de la Cité quarter, one of two natural islands on ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.27

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