"Ile de la Cite - the heart of Paris" Île de la Cité Tip by Diana75

Île de la Cité, Paris: 33 reviews and 84 photos

  View of Latin Quarter from Ile de la Cite
by Diana75

Ile de la Cite is the oldest part of Paris, the heart of the city and also the main attraction due to the remarkable monuments it hosts: La Cathedrale Notre-Dame du Paris, Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie and Palais de Justice.

The initial name Lutetia, taken around 200BC when it was discovered, was changed in 506 when Cite became Clovis's capital.

The most important work took place under Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III when the Law Courts were doubled, Place du Parvis in front of Notre-Dame was quadrupled and Boulevard du Palais became 10 times wider than before.

Address: Île de la Cité, 75001 Paris
Directions: Metro: Cite (line 4)
Website: http://www.experience-privee.com/city/Paris/Ile-de-la-Cite

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 16, 2006
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