"Shouldn't this place be IN Paris ?" Île de la Cité by mariev

Île de la Cité Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 119 photos

Checking : are they speaking "tongue in the cheek"

Guess my surprise when i saw that for VT, the Ile de la Cite, the historical administrative heart of Paris has a different location than the rest of the city.

Anyway, the island is so rich and offers so much to see, than i have decided to take this opportunity to build a separate page for it.

Judge by yourself, on the Ile de la Cite are :
- Notre Dame
- Sainte Chapelle
- Conciergerie
- Hotel Dieu (with its Hospitel)
- Palais de Justice
- Quai des Orfevres
- Flowers and birds market
and - not to forget - the Pont Neuf

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  • In a nutshell:Like walking in an open air museum
  • Last visit to Île de la Cité: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 27, 2008
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  • Sep 28, 2008 at 3:22 AM

    mariev writes: the clock was restayred in 1852 and is still working fine. Did you see the mechanisme inside the tower? Is it still (partially) original?

  • BeatChick's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2007 at 5:27 AM

    Hail to Marie for her Île de la Cité page! Happy New Year, Marie, may you have continued joy & light for this coming year!!!

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2007 at 6:46 AM

    here is my favouraite place in Paris.

  • BarryAir's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2007 at 5:17 AM

    Could they pick a darker corner for Jeanne d'Arc ? I have never seen a clear picture of that statue. It facinates me. Barry in Louisiana (disaster area)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2007 at 1:05 PM

    That's a funny story of the fake jewelry at Sainte Chapelle. I think Notre-Dame will always have some sort of repair work going on. Friends from Cologne say that in over 60 years they have never seen the cathedral there without scaffolding on some part.

  • carolerica's Profile Photo
    Dec 28, 2006 at 2:31 PM

    Je suis bluffée! Il est vrai que notre Île mérite sa page à elle toute seule! Merci de ces jolies photos.

  • shrimp56's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2006 at 8:50 AM

    What a nice page -- it is the historic center, but I too am mystified as to why it has its own place.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2006 at 10:24 AM

    Marie, somehow I got distracted this morning - now I finished your fabulous page, which I like much more than most of the huge overall Paris pages! That is a fantastic hotel tip, too! Have a great weekend!

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2006 at 8:45 PM

    Haha, l'Île de la Cité, une destination à part entière! Cela fait partie du mystère du VT location data base. En fouinant un peu, on trouve des choses étonnantes. Dans ce cas, c'est plutôt positif, même si en toute rigueur ce ne devrait pas être!

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2006 at 12:29 AM

    Looks like im the first on this page, won't be the last though, superb buildings


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