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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

What an absolutely lovely quiet part of Paris, with fantastic walks along the banks of the river Seine. Clearly Parisians were enjoying romantic picnics alongside the river. Amazingly most of the tourists were speeding by on their way to the Notre Dame

1  Thank ye12013
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Quiet, peaceful little park right on the Seine. We saw a couple get engaged. Mostly just couples relaxing and enjoying the view. It's a good break from the hustle and bustle of downtown Paris.

1  Thank EJG9486
Reviewed 2 July 2013

I have a special place in my heart for this location. 30 years ago when my wife and I had little money but lots of inclination for travel we stayed on Place Dauphine two times for a week each time. We wanted to see Europe...More

4  Thank unclelouie
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Sorry wrote a review of the Place Dauphine in the Ile de la Cite section. I love the Place Dauphine, despite a lot of people mentioning it, it is one of the most peaceful parts of Paris. Visited most days during our stay in Paris...More

2  Thank TandDAustralia
Reviewed 19 May 2013

I had heard about Place Dauphine for years, but never got around to visiting it. To say I was I disappointed would be putting it mildly. I expected much more, having seen Place Dauphine numerous times in movies and commercials, always luminous and full of...More

7  Thank pattyinparis
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Nice area, with the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris just around the corner, Cafes all around, the beautiful bridge view and subway stations different lanes just right there. We stayed at Holiday Rentals apt 6 Place Dauphine Paris, and we could could not like more,...More

1  Thank Ken A
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Close to my hotel, I think I spent time in this area almost every day. Enjoying a coffee and one of the many cafes, perusing the art galleries and shops nearby, enjoying a chocolate-filled crepe an people-watching as I strolled around.

1  Thank SCR-ATL
Reviewed 8 April 2013

+ Not too crowd; noise is not allowed so you can have a very quiet evening at a terrasse. best in summer Also early morning (as in Dutronc's song) - Book restaurants in advance

1  Thank Lae F
Reviewed 25 January 2013

This looks a good square for locals, but I didn't think it was special. It has good vies of some nice buildings, and is in a nice spot, but I would visit if I was on the way somewhere else and this was on the...More

2  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 28 October 2012 via mobile

Each time I visit Paris I head here, through out the day the light flatters this sand covered place. Romantic benches and lovely little restaurants to sit and dream.

2  Thank trutips
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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,
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