Notre Dame – Cité – Saint Louis

    The Ile de la Cité is the historical heart neighborhood of Paris. Home to the famous Notre Dame Cathedral, this small island is almost always crowded with tourists, but it’s worth fighting the crowds to discover treasures like the Square du Vert Galant, the Place Dauphine, the Conciergerie, the Sainte-Chapelle, and the charming Queen Elizabeth’s flower market. A small bridge behind Notre Dame leads to a much calmer island, the Ile Saint-Louis, where you can admire the rich facades of the island’s numerous hôtels particuliers, private mansions that have been home to many of Paris’s famous inhabitants throughout the centuries.


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    Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation

    A Powerful Paris Memorial

    La Sainte Chapelle

    Paris's Other Gothic Jewel

    La Conciergerie

    Famous French Revolutionary Prison

    Pont-Neuf and the Square du Vert-Galant

    Under the Oldest Bridge in Paris

    Place Dauphine

    Hidden Haven of Peace in Paris

    Notre-Dame de Paris

    Parisian Must-See Masterpiece of Gothic Architecture

    Queen Elizabeth II Flower Market

    Where Paris is Always in Bloom
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