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Ile Saint-Louis


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Île Saint-Louis
Paris, Île de France 75004

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"Landmarks to look for when you’re booking would be Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the Latin Quarter, Ile Saint-Louis, Le Marais, Quai d'Orsay, Invalides… You'll find cheaper things by Montmartre and out in the suburbs but those areas are not as nice."  See More

"I would also add Ile Saint-Louis to Crystal's itinerary after Notre Dame."  See More

"You've got the right idea. You know how you like to spend your time, so you might as well go where you want, see what you want to see, and suppress those inner voices from friends and family who tell you what you "should" see. Paris is one of my favorite places and I've never tired of revisiting the city, even after my fourteenth visit. Three days in Paris can fly, especially if you like museums and are overcome by the scale and abundance of the The Louvre including the chance to see the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, Michelangelo's Slaves, and the Venus de Milo, or the Musée d'Orsay where you can sample an unparalleled collection of Impressionist and post-impressionist painters including Renoir, Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Morisot, and Cassatt, among others. Even if you never climb the Eiffel Tower, it's presence presents itself all over the city. It's possible to get a 906' bird's-eye-view of Paris from the upper level or you could view the it from the 56th floor of Tour Montparnasse. In any case you'll have the chance to see the Eiffel Tower illuminated each evening. The lights glimmer for 5 minutes on the hour. For the price of two bus or Metro tickets (one ticket each direction) you can take the 69 bus which passes many of the most famous Paris sites. You can ride for 90 minutes in either direction, hopping on and off as you wish. I've attached a website that describes the sites that this bus route passes: ."  See More

"Hi Riri, I would rearrange your itinerary as follows: Day 1- Take the Metro to the Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre Metro station and walk over to the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel and then through the Jardin des Tuileries to the Place de la Concorde. The walk down the Champs Elysees Paris to the L'Arc de Triomphe de l'Etoile. If you don't want to walk all the way down the Champs Elysees, you can catch the Metro at either the Franklin D. Roosevelt or Georges V stations and take them to the Charles de Gaulle Étoile station at the Arc de Triomphe. From there, take the Metro to Trocadéro. Hopefully you will be there in the afternoon, when the light on the Eiffel Tower will be the best. Cross over and go up in the Tower. To avoid lines, purchase you tickets in advance at ."  See More

"La Seine river cruise at night, Notre Dame (all day including wandering around Ile Saint-Louis) and Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Montmartre (If you get lucky with relatively warm weather, I recommend doing Montmartre in the late afternoon and night)."  See More

"Loved Ile de la Cite Île de la Cité and ile de saint louis Ile Saint-Louis"  See More

"People are definitely divided; I'm absolutely a Right Bank kind of gal, and I always stay on Ile Saint-Louis , in the Quartier Du Marais , or near Bastille ."  See More

"I've lived in multiple neighborhoods across Paris in nearly 4 years and the best one, without a doubt, was in the 4eme on Ile Saint-Louis and the nearby Quartier Du Marais ."  See More

"I quite like the Ile Saint-Louis, Quartier Du Marais and Saint-Germain-des-Prés."  See More

"Ile Saint-Louis , I live here and love picnicking along the Seine, especially at dusk!"  See More

"Here are a few ideas: Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Montmartre, Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Opera Garnier, Tuileries, Luxembourg Garden, Pont Alexandre III, Ile Saint-Louis,."  See More

"or beautiful areas such as Quartier Du Marais, Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Ile Saint-Louis"  See More

"Ile Saint-Louis, the island behind Notre-Dame de Paris, is quieter but so picturesque as it sits in the middle of the Seine River with the Quartier Du Marais district on one bank and Saint-Germain-des-Prés on the other."  See More

"Canal Saint Martin for the ride on this canal,you see the real city goind trough the locks begin at it far end and finish near Ile Saint-Louis you'll see Notre-Dame de Paris."  See More

"When my wife and I first went to Paris in 1989, we were much younger, and we saw many of the top sights in 4 days. I had done a lot of research and we had a good idea of what we wanted to see and do and where they were located. We got up relatively early, had breakfast and went sight-seeing all day until about 6:00 p.m., and then went out for the evening. As Lauren commented, it was exhausting, but we saw a lot. On many subsequent trips we have stayed up to two weeks at a time, and we are returning for another 2 weeks in June. I would say that you should allow at least 4 days, and a week is much better and more relaxing. What you should not miss depends on what interests you most. If you are interested in museums, the The Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay are obvious choices. You can save a lot of time and money buying a Museum Pass, which allows you to get into many museums and monuments for no charge and you avoid most of the lines. Buy them for 2, 4 or 6 consecutive days. ."  See More

"The Quartier Du Marais or Ile Saint-Louis are great bases for visiting Paris and not too expensive."  See More

"If you would consider a lightly different location and want a little more luxury, the four-star Hotel Du Jeu De Paume on the Ile Saint-Louis is very close to the Marais and is a beautiful hotel in a great location."  See More

"Evening: Cruise the La Seine or have dinner on Ile Saint-Louis, then take a floodlit walk by Notre-Dame."  See More

"And, truly, no matter what the weather, an ice cream at Berthillon at Ile Saint-Louis is always the right idea."  See More

"It all depends on how much energy you have. If you want, you can see a lot in three days. Here is a map showing a long first day as detailed below: ."  See More

"Cross the brige to Ile Saint-Louis where you'll find the catedral Notre-Dame de Paris."  See More

"What a great city you are visiting! I just returned from 5 days there as part of a 5 week jaunt through Europe. From what you say, I'd plan to stay in Paris, except for a MUST DO trip to Versailles which you can reach most easily by the Metro. This is truly a jaw-dropping experience you'll never forget. Sign up for the special tour of the upstairs bedrooms, too. This is a minimum of a half day, but worth it. Don't miss the gardens in the back! Since you like museums (me, too), you should get the Paris Museum Pass. The best part is that you skip the long lines (you'll see LOTS of students!), just show your pass and walk in! Easiest to get before you leave. Google it online to buy. I think there are about 40 museums on it. Obvious stops are the Louvre Museum (there's another minimum half day if you walk fast), the Musée d'Orsay (just stunning!), and the Le Petit Palais Petit Palais (the Grande Palais is across the street.) If you have any interest in history and the French Revolution, there is also a small museum called La Conciergerie, a former royal palace that was the jail for many prisoners, including Marie Antoinette. A fair amount has been recreated so you get a small feel of the terror of the people imprisoned there until their turn came for the cart ride to the Place de la Concorde. . . . and the guilliotine. Don't miss the room with the actual lists of those killed, include the king and queen in separate columns but next to each other. There's a long list of museums on Wikipedia under "List of Museums in Paris" with links, many with a special focus like design, religion, or specific artists like Rodan. Of course, you should not miss the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame, which is really a museum inside a cathedral. Some other things which I really loved to do: 1) Walk up the Champs-Elyseees from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy the walk on a nice day, you'll go right by the Petit Palais on your left. Here is a terrific website that will show you moving panoramic views of many popular places in Paris! .!"  See More

", but a great walking tour of sorts is to walk to the Seine and walk over to Ile Saint-Louis then across the little bridge to Île de la Cité, where the Notre Dame Cathedral is, then back across the Seine and on to the The Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, etc."  See More

"I love renting an apartment on Ile Saint-Louis It's in the heart of the city and you can practically walk everywhere!"  See More

"Stop at Café de Flore for a glass or a coffee on the terrace (at hang out for Picasso, Sartre and Hemingway) One day exploring the banks of the river La Seine (lunch at Cafe Voltaire) and the two islands - Ille de La Citè with Notre Dame Cathedral and Ile Saint-Louis - great sculpture garden muse in Plein Air and the Jardin des Plantes (have a mint tea in the Hammam bath house) and the city will have built sand beaches on the river for the summer called Paris plage Bassin de la Villette."  See More

"Overlooking the Siene & Île Saint-Louis."  See More

"Last time I was in Paris, I woke up very early and went for a run through the streets of Île Saint-Louis."  See More

"Enjoy La Seine at Île Saint-LouisÎle de la Cité"  See More

"I would take the Pont Saint-Louis over to the Île Saint-Louis and explore the island."  See More

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