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Ile Saint-Louis how to get to the heart of Paris

Ile Saint-Louis is one of the most central areas of Paris. Just think that it is linked to the city by four large bridges. Also, consider that this is the centre from which the city was re-founded during the Middle Ages.

Ile Saint-Louis is in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. Both islands are on the Seine river that runs through Paris.

Ile Saint-Louis attractions

Ile Saint Louis is a territory characterized by comfort, functionality and elegance. Walk through its streets: you can admire refined and luxurious residences and houses of the greatest businessmen and architects. Even the churches are prestigious! For example, the most elegant of all is the church of Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, designed by François le Vau, with wonderful Baroque interiors in contrast with the sober façade of the building.

Churches, parks,, palaces… I love Ile Saint Louis!

When you go on the Ile Saint-Louis, go to the Société Historique et Littéraire Polonaise. It is a museum founded by the son of the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz. Once there, you can read poems and documents on polish people persecuted in the world.

 Ile Saint-Louis is not only connected with the Ile de la Cité. You can easily reach the Rive Gauche and the Rive Droite of the Seine. Plus, Pont de la Tournelle leads to the Rive Gouche while Pont Luis-Philippe and Pont Marie to the Rive Droite. In addition, Pont Sully leads to both the Rive Droit and the Rive Gauche. Also, Rive Gauche and Rive Droite indicate the areas of the city that are on the left or on the right of the Seine. The left one is where you can find artistic, literary and cultural references and lively places. From this island you can easily reach the Latin quarter, famous for its medieval schools and universities.

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