At the eastern end of the district, you’ll find the Ancien Cloître Quartier hidden behind the Notre Dame Cathedral. This nook originally served as an area for seminary students. The appeal of this area is the presence of many houses that date back to the Middle Ages. Particularly at the intersection of Rue des Chantres and Rue des Ursins, you’ll be absolutely mesmerized by the lovely medieval palaces, tiny gardens, and cul-de-sac steps that will take you back in time.
At Ile de la Cité, you’ll also find the Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle Church, and Pont Neuf. The latter is the oldest bridge in Paris, dating back to 1578.
Square du Vert-Galant
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“Île de la Cité.” < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%8Ele_de_la_Cit%C3%A9>
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