Ile de la Cite, Paris

1 Boulevard du Palais, 75004 Paris, France

Cite island - one of the two islands of the River Seine, the historical heart of Paris. The island is one of the oldest parts of the city. The first settlements appeared here in the 3rd century BC. These were the Parisii tribes, from the name which gave the name of the French capital. With XI to XIV century on the island of the residence of the French kings. The island is connected with the city and the neighboring island of St. Louis nine bridges. There is a large part of the famous landmarks of Paris, included in the top ten historical monuments of the French capital, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the former royal chapel of Sainte-Chapelle, Paris famous prison of the Conciergerie, where there is a museum, the Palace of Justice, the oldest hospital in Paris - Hotel - Dieu and deportation Memorial, the Bird and the oldest flower markets.

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