In this walk you will discover the charming Ile Saint-Louis, one of two islands in the heart of Paris. It stands to the east of its larger neighbour, the Ile de la Cité, to which it is linked by the Pont Saint-Louis. At first sight, the visitor might imagine that the Ile Saint-Louis is as old as the Ile de la Cité, which was settled as far back as Gallo-Roman times. But in fact, Ile Saint-Louis is quite young, dating back to 1614. It was conceived as a haven ofcalm in the middle of the agitation of Paris and, fortunately, has remained the same to this day. In this walk we will tell you its history and that of some of its most famous inhabitants. Charm and tranquility coexist here for the pleasure of all
Places and topics covered
1 : Pont Marie, 2 : Hôtel Melliand, 3 : Hôtel de Lauzun, 4 : Hôtel Le Vau, 5 : Archway of the Bretonvilliers, 6 : Quai de Béthune, 7 : Church of Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, 8 : Polish Library, 9 : Hôtel Chenizot
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Author: Didier Bouchard Departure point: Metro station "Pont Marie" Arrival point: Metro station "Pont Marie" Access: The closest metro station is Pont Marie on line 7.