A walk on Paris’s islands
Start your walk around the Île de la Cité with the wonderful view on the river Seine from the Square du Vert Galant, one of the most romantic spot of the city. You will see the Henri IV statue and take a small street to arrive on the peace full Place Dauphine, just behind the Palais de Justice.
Follow the Quai de l’Horloge and visit the Conciergerie which is the oldest remaining part of the Palais de la Cité, the first royal palace in the French capital that was used as a prison during the French Revolution. After that, pass along the Quai de la Corse and arrive on the Place Louis Lepine where is the Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux, a magical market with flowers and birds.
Pass by Cathedrale Notre Dame, located on the Ile de la Cité, which is probably the most famous church in the world! This wonderful cathedral is full of hidden secrets, spectacular architecture, symbols and mystery.
Cross the Pont St-Louis and arrive on the Île Saint Louis, one of the oldest part of Paris. This little island is so charming, a haven of peace in the midst of the city. Wander among cobblestone streets, and admire the 17th and 18th century townhouses. Visit the many art galleries and tea-rooms. After that, cross the Seine on the Pont Marie, cross the Quai des Célestins, take the Rue des Nonnains d’Hyères, first step in the Marais district.