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 107 Timhotel Le Louvre

    3-star hotel in the centre of Paris

    Stay at our 3-star hotel in the centre of Paris, offering an unrivalled experience. Less than 5 minutes from the renowned Louvre Museum, our privileged location opens the door to a magical moment in the City of Light. Surrounded by iconic...

    300 metres from the Louvre Museum

  • From 116 Timhotel Palais Royal

    Hotel in the heart of Paris

    Welcome to our 3-star hotel, nestled in the heart of Paris's 2nd arrondissement, offering an exceptional experience in the City of Light. Just metres from the Palais-Royal gardens and its iconic Colonnes de Buren, our hotel is also less than...

    Just a stone's throw from the Palais Royal and the Louvre Museum

  • From 85 Timhotel Paris Gare de Lyon

    Hotel 5 minutes from Gare de Lyon

    Discover our 3-star hotel, ideally nestled in a quiet street just 350 metres from the Gare de Lyon, a 5-minute walk away. Our location offers a peaceful atmosphere while being strategically positioned close to Paris' must-see points of...

    5 minutes from Gare de Lyon