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Commonly called the cradle of Paris, the City Island is at the heart of the History of Paris, from antiquity to today. Discover its architectural jewels and the City’s history with your favorite guide on a magnificent stroll to the origins of Paris !
Starting from the Place Saint Michel, we will go back in time together during this guided tour. Let’s walk together through all the nooks and crannies of the City Island, passing by its sumptuous monuments !
Let’s first go back to medieval Paris, starting by strolling the old streets of the St Michel district. We’ll head for the René-Viviani square, which offers us a magnificent view of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, highlight of the City Island…
After having observed the cathedral from all outside angles, if you feel like it, we’ll go and taste the best ice cream in Paris, which is located on the Saint Louis Island.
Then, we will resume our visit on the City Island. You will discover the Conciergerie and its medieval towers, but also the Sainte Chapelle, jewel of the Gothic architecture. Then, we will head towards the Palais de Justice. We will discover together the charming Place Dauphine and finally the Pont Neuf, the oldest stone bridge in Paris.
Throughout the visit we will also talk about the myths and legends that inhabit the streets of the Ile de Cité. Such as the famous legend of the barber of Rue Chanoinesse… But let’s keep a little mystery for our visit together !