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The Notre Dame area is central, between the 1st and the 4th district of Paris, the place is highly touristic. Notre Dame’s cathedral is located in the middle of Paris, one of the two islands of Paris named Ile de la cité. The gothic architecture masterpiece built during the Middle Ages is one of Paris's most visited monuments. Going a few meters further from the cathedral, you will discover the Latin Quarter.
Quais de Seine
Quais de Seine
Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris Most visited sight. A gothic wonder that took nearly 200 years to build, referenced in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, offering a beautiful vision of stained glass rose windows, frightening gargoyles, and flying buttresses. Built under the reign of Louis VIII in the 12th century, the famous cathedral reaches 71 meters high. Walking through Notre Dame, you’ll enjoy the promenade along the river where it is said to be Paris's Historic cradle, once named ‘’Lutèce’’. The cathedral is accessible from the little streets of L’ile de la Cite and l'Île de Saint Louis. The Crypte Archeologique located beneath the square outside Notre Dame covers layer upon layer of Parisian history. In the area, you can also visit the Pont Neuf, Paris' oldest bridge linking the west side of l’Ile de la Cite to both Riverbanks, and l’Eglise St Louis en l’Ile, a French baroque church built during the middle of the XVII’s century. The place hosts uplifting classical music and organ concerts on Sundays.
Restaurants, Bakeries & Bars
L’ile Saint Louis is often seen as a touristy place to dine, the area holds a handful of lovely addresses. For the Ice cream lovers, l’Ile Saint Louis has one of the best ice cream makers in the area at Berthillon located on Rue Saint Louis. The same Island proposes a nice restaurant called L’Orangerie bringing conviviality in elegant and cozy decor, with jazzy music in the background. Many more addresses to eat and drink in the area offer warm welcomes such as Sequana on Quai des Orfevres, Les fous de l’Ile on Rue des Deux Ponts or Ma Salle a Manger, a bistro located on Place Dauphine.
The two Islands are accessible via the following metro stations: Metro Cite on line 4 and Pont Marie on line 7. The Notre Dame pharmacy is located on the left bank by the Seine River. Open until 8 pm, it is one of the closest drug stores in the area where you can purchase any pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hygiene, and beauty products. For convenience stores, Carrefour Express on Rue des Deux Ponts will be your closest supermarket.
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