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, Paris Edition.
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La cattedrale di Notre Dame appare dal retro nella sua maestosità come se sorgesse dalle acque del fiume. Uno sguardo esclusivo su uno dei simboli di Parigi. more »Notre Dame Cathedral appears from the back in its majesty as if rising from the waters of the river. An exclusive look at one of the symbols of Paris.
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