Ile Saint-Louis landmarks: what to see there
Find out which are the Ile Saint-Louis landmarks. It is an island full of attractions and historical references.
Ile Saint-Louis belongs to arrondissement 4 and it is very close to the other largest Parisian island, Ile de la Cité. This islands of Paris is a quiet area.
Plus, this little island offers scenic references. Just think at the famous Pont de Sully bridge. Or to green spaces such as the Barye square park. In addition, there are many churches to see, such as the Eglise Saint-Louis-en-L’Ile, and many historic buildings.
Ile Saint-Louis monuments
Hotel de Lauzun is one of the most famous Ile Saint-Louis landmarks. It is located at the Quai d’Anjou. When you see it you immediately admire its baroque style. If you go inside, you can see sculptures, painted and interiors adorned during the reign of Louis 14. Also, in this palace stayed the poet Charles Baudelaire. Probably he wrote his famous “Les Fleurs du Mal”in here.
At Quai d’Anjou is the Hotel De Nevers, another special Ile Saint-Louis landmarks. Marquis of Lambert lived here. It is a palace build in 1640. This building has a 23-meter gallery with frescoes by Le Brun. Fantastic!
Moving to the Quai de Bourbon you can see another of the major Ile Saint-Louis landmarks. The Hotel Le Charron. It is a structure commissioned by Minister of Finance Jean Charron andbuilt, between 1637 and 1640. Hotel Le Charron was strongly wanted by the French architect Bruand. Since 1912 it has been home to the atelier of the Belgian sculptor Yvonne Serruys and her husband, the writer Pierre Mille.
All these buildings are Hotel particulier, a type of French housing that are also used in some areas of Switzerland and Belgium. The Hotel Particulier is a large luxury home whose dimensions are similar of those of a villa. The difference is that the hotel particulier is embedded in the city. Anciently, they could be inhabited by one or more families or be convertedin a building for public use. Today, especially in Paris, they are luxurious condos or hotels.