Ile de la Cité

The ’île de la Cité is the historic heart of Paris, formerly known as Lutèce. Today it is symbolised by Notre-Dame-de-Paris, with its two towers and the hunchback who is long since gone. Eight bridges provide access to the island and link together the capital's left and right banks. It's a perfect place for relaxing and taking a stroll along the cobbled streets and down by the river's edge. From one end to the other, the island is packed with some of the capital's most important monuments, each of them relating a story from the history of Paris and of France. From the Pont Neuf, proceed up towards the Palais de la Justice. Inside its walls you will find the Conciergerie and the Sainte-Chapelle.

. Afterwards discover the charms of the Hôtel-Dieu which sits at the foot of Notre-Dame cathedral. The narrow alleys are flanked by beautiful, old buildings. Get away from the Parisian bustle: take some time out from your day's visit to enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the island's three little gardens. BR>

Ile de la Citéspecial selection of our hotels

  • From 144 Timhotel Le Louvre

    Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame and Chatelet nearby. 20mn away from La Défense

    Near the Louvre and the famous Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré, the Timhotel Le Louvre offers a location that's not only in the heart of Paris, but, more importantly, in the heart of French history. Here you can enjoy the cultural...

    300 meters from the Louvre Museum

  • From 144 Timhotel Palais Royal

    Near the Louvre and Chatelet. Very charming address. Guest rooms with AC

    Not far from the famous Rue de Rivoli and Rue Saint-Honoré, the Timhotel Palais Royal is located in the historical and cultural centre of Paris. This art-deco-bedecked Haussmann-style hôtel de charme, which is near everything, will...

    Next to the Palais Royal and Louvre Museum

  • From 105 Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon

    In a very quiet street, few steps from the Gare de Lyon Station.

    The Gare de Lyon links to Paris all the major cities of the southeast of France. At 10 minutes on foot, the gare d'Austerlitz irrigates the southwest and Spain. And right next to it, the gare of Bercy serves the Burgundy region, Italy and the...

    In front of the famous street of Crémieux