Île de la Cité is one of two natural islands in the Seine at the heart of Paris. As the place where the medieval city was founded, the island is known for its cobblestone streets and historic buildings. One important landmark is Conciergerie prison, where Marie Antoinette awaited execution in 1793. The island’s teardrop shape makes its streets quite interesting, with buildings and bridges forced to adapt to this landscape. Small walkways and a staircase behind the statue by the Pont Neuf bridge allow you to walk down along the river’s edge. A small bridge connecting the other island, Île Saint-Louis, is a gathering place for street performers showcasing their talents. Île de la Cité is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
Tours To Île de la Cité
Eiffel Tower,Dinner,Seine River Cruise and Moulin Rouge Show BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $298
Duration: 7 hours
Paris in One Day: Louvre, Eiffel Tower Lunch and Notre Dame Cathedral BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $211
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Île de la Cité Reviews
Since the fire in the Notre Dame the area has been fenced off. There are pictures on display, showing the destruction after the fire and the work being done now, restoring the building. The IIe de la.... more »
You absolutely have to come to the Ile and not just to have an ice cream cone. A wonderful place to stroll along the riverside and maybe have a bite to eat at one of the many cafe and bistros more »
Couldn't see Notre dame because it was burned
Paris essence concentrated on 1sq km. And of course the best icecream ever...
Places to stay near Île de la Cité
Plan your trip to Paris
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all ›
View all ›
View all ›©©©©
Hidden gems in Paris
View all ›
Nearby attractions in Paris
Plans to Île de la Cité by other users
10 days in Paris BY A USER FROM NIGERIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in The Netherlands & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Paris, South of France & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium