Île-de-France gardens

It was laid out on the upstream point of the Ile de la Cité, where the Morgue was built under Napoleon III: curious onlookers were able to enter the exhibition rooms where, right up to 1910, the bodies of people who had died from a violent death were laid out. Émile Zola provides a gripping description, in Thérèse Raquin!

Useful information

Address : 

Sq. de l’Île-de-France

Nearby tourist attractions

Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation (Deportation Memorial)
Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation (Deportation Memorial)
Housed in a modern crypt, at one end of
0:30
Square Jean XXIII
Square Jean XXIII
The old buildings (houses, chapels,
0:30
Pont St-Louis
Pont St-Louis
This pedestrian bridge, formed by one
0:15
Rue de la Bûcherie
Rue de la Bûcherie
The square, formed by the intersection
0:15
Quai de la Tournelle
Quai de la Tournelle
From Grands-Degrés Square to Sully
0:15
Rue Maître-Albert
Rue Maître-Albert
This small street is lined with old
0:15
See all

Other ideas « Nature »

Square Jean XXIII
Square Jean XXIII
The old buildings (houses, chapels,
0:30
Square René-Viviani
Square René-Viviani
Since 1928, this square has occupied the
0:30
Jardin Médiéval
Jardin Médiéval
Laid out around the Musée National du
0:30
See all