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Ile Saint Louis : famous figures & small secrets

Facing the fashionable Marais, Saint Louis island was built up over a cow field, in the turn of the XVIIth century, and soon became the favorite dwelling place for wealthy lawyers and bankers.

Today, Ile Saint Louis has kept its mysery and fascination and remains one of the most exclusive district of Paris despite its somehow modest appearance.

 Highlights of the tour :

  • Walking tour around the Island (Quai d'Anjou, Quai de Bethune, Quai d'Orleans, Quai de Bourbon) to allow a complete discovery of the island differences and mysteries,

  • Square Barye, favorite with sun lovers and its rare view towards Eastern Paris, 

  • Great figures from the past on the island : Marquis de Lauzun, Duc de Richelieu, Baudelaire, Helena Rubinstein, Baron de Rothschildl, their loves and legends,

  • Beautiful hôtels particuliers built by Le Vau, one of Versailles architect (outisde),

  • St Louis en l'Ile church and its surprising arts collections,

  • Delicacies food stores on rue Saint Louis en l'Ile, including the famous ice cream parlour Berthillon...

Meeting Point Métro Pont Marie - Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville

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