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I always visit Ile Saint-Louis whether it be to visit friends or just wander around. It is a place that is so close to where I stay and a wonderful place people watch. There are plenty of restaurants and small shops to explore.
Medieval architecture, gorgeous historic mansions along the river walk, and our favorite French restaurant in Paris, Auberge de Deux Ponts (on the narrow charming road between the two bridges, thus its name). Shops galore on the inner streets.
We rented the Hibiscus Apartment on rue St-Louis en Île. We are repeat customers. We were disappointed to open the washer and find it full of foul-smelling water and mold. The lovely staff in the office immediately sent a repair person. He said the last...More
Nearby to ND, this area was the origin of Paris and has some interesting sights and history. It is also a great place to find a brasserie or cafe to re-energize. Plenty of great gelato and sorbet as well!
This small gem of an island is loaded with exquisite classical architecture and the homes of the very famous. We once had an apartment here and loved it, but times have brought changes and mass tourism has taken over. It's still beautiful, but is more...More
I was not aware of this island before booking accommodation here for several days. I liked the area, it was quiet in the early mornings and a great place to take a stroll. You are steps away from Notre Dame and a ten minute walk...More
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
I agree with one of the previous replies: think of the Ile St Louis as a terrific home base of operations. We loved dining at the St. Regis Cafe: we had a terrific french breakfast one morning and a traditional french dinner... More
I agree with one of the previous replies: think of the Ile St Louis as a terrific home base of operations. We loved dining at the St. Regis Cafe: we had a terrific french breakfast one morning and a traditional french dinner with escargot and steak tartare. It has a lot of open windows and outdoor seating so you get the classic Parisian experience of dining and people watching.
We also ate at Sorza (51 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île), a quaint little Italian fine-dining restaurant (not a touristy pizza parlor but a tremendous risotto, lamb and assortment of pastas).
The local butcher (Boucherie Gardil 44 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île) was fantastic. We preferred the bakery Le Boulanger de la Tour just across the river on the corner of Quai de la Tournelle and Rue du Cardinal Lemoine, Our favorite ice cream was actually Amorino in part because they shape the ice cream like flower petals.
One last tip: we had a lovely dining experience at Le Temps des Cerises on 31 Rue de la Cerisaie. Felt very much at home in a neighborhood restaurant filled with locals, off the beaten path from touristy areas yet an easy walk.