• "Cité" Metro Stop-One of original Art Nouveau 19th C. Metro entrances

  • Flower Market-at place Louis Lepine.  Note: on Sunday it is a bird market.

  • L'Opentour-Open air double decked bus tour with on and off privileges.

  • Deportation Memorial-to the 200,000 French victims of Nazi concentration camps.  Includes 200,000 lighted crystals and an eternal flame.

  • Conciergerie-14th Century palace used as a prison during the French Revolution.  Marie-Antoinette was one of many who awaited death here.

  • Pont Neuf-oldest bridge in Paris (1600). 

  • Ile St-Louis- small island once a sheep pasture, now boasting 17th Century aristocratic mansions and a main street lined with shops and restaurants.  

  • Maison Berthillon- The most renowned ice cream shop in Paris, on the Isle St-Louis.

  • Centre Georges Pompidou- large collection of modern and contemporary art.  The inside-out building is a work of art itself.

  • Eglise St-Eustache- Home of an 8,000 pipe organ - great for concerts!

This lively neighborhood with a strong alternative lifestyle scene as well as lots of trendy bars, shops, and restaurants. The rue des Rosiers is a centerpiece of Jewish lifestyle in Paris and the Ile St. Louis and the Ile de la Cité are the oldest parts of Paris.
The two islands of Paris, l'Ile de la Cité (where Notre-Dame is located) and l'Ile St-Louis were the center of Paris in the Middle Ages.
Here you will find the lovely Square Place des Vosges, built by Henry IV, where its most famous resident, Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables.
The main focus for contemporary art in France "Centre Pompidou" is also in this part of town.
Pompidou Center - Constructed between 1971 and 1977 this controversial building is located near Les Halles and the Marais area. It contains a large public library and the National Museum of Modern Art.

The building has been described as "an oil refinery in the center of the city" by its critics. All of the water, air conditioning, ventilating and electrical pipes and conduits are located on the outside of the structure. Each type of pipe is painted in its own special bright color.

It is named after the French president, Geroges Pompidou who served between 1969 and 1974. The facility was opened to the public on January 31, 1977.

Rambuteau or Les Halles   -  RER: Chatelet-les-Halle


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