Île St-Louis

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How to put into words the peaceful charm of this unique island? A waterfront where it is pleasant to wander under the facades of the noble classical mansions which was the haunt of numerous artists and aesthetes such as Baudelaire, Théophile Gautier, Camille Claudel, and more recently s Michèle Morgan, Georges Moustaki and the former President of the Republic, Georges Pompidou. A narrow street where craftsmen, paint-shops and trade of all kinds have succeeded art galleries. There are numerous restaurants and a number of mansions of great charm. SeventeenC houses, hidden away in the side streets, with their facades of noble proportions, their wrought iron balconies, their tall brick chimneys, an arch straddling the rue de Bretonvilliers. The silence and calm of the weekdays in contrast to the crowds on sunny weekends. And an ice cream parlour that lures all of Paris but which remains imperturbably shut when the streets are full on Sundays! Rather than a village, île Saint-Louis is a state of mind, a different world and the status of islander is only won little by little: you have to deserve it.

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quai d’Anjou

Nearby tourist attractions

Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île
Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île
The iron clock of this church is
15 minutes
Hôtel de Chenizot
Hôtel de Chenizot
The seat of the archbishop until the
15 minutes
Pont-Marie
Pont-Marie
The architect Christophe Marie completed
30 minutes
Quai d'Anjou
Quai d'Anjou
This angled embankment lined with
15 minutes
Pont de la Tournelle
Pont de la Tournelle
This bridge, which boasts one of the
15 minutes
Quai de Bourbon
Quai de Bourbon
With its chain-linked stone posts, 18C
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Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île
Église Saint-Louis-en-l'Île
The iron clock of this church is
15 minutes
Hôtel de Chenizot
Hôtel de Chenizot
The seat of the archbishop until the
15 minutes
Pont-Marie
Pont-Marie
The architect Christophe Marie completed
30 minutes
See all