You can experience historical Paris on the islands in the Seine. Île de la Cité is the island around which the city was first established. You'll find the famous Notre-Dame here, as well as the Sainte-Chapelle cathedral, with its beautiful stained glass windows, and La Conciergerie, where Marie-Antoinette was held prisoner. The river banks are great for a stroll. Stop at the Square du Vert-Galant or Place Dauphine for a picnic, or do as the French do and play a game of pétanque. Across the bridge lies Île Saint-Louis. This smaller island is known for its scenic shopping street, and for Berthillon, which sells the best ice cream in Paris.
Routes going through Notre Dame & the islands
Notre-Dame, Quartier Latin & Saint-Germain-des-Prés
- Suited for both first-time visitors and those who have been to Paris before
- Many important sights
- Perfect for shopaholics
Our favourite hotels in Notre Dame & the islands
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Hôtel Des Deux-Iles – Notre-Dame