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by two cruisers
March 3, 2012
From journal Three Friends Tour Paris
June 9, 2009
August 14, 2006
Ile St Louis is home to quite a few expensive apartments and is definitely a nice neighborhood. Get some ice cream at Berthillon or any Berthillon vendor and roam the neighborhood, which is full of patisseries and jewelry shops. Even in mid-afternoon this isn't a touristy area, so a relaxing walk is quite possible.
The Ile de la Cite, home to Notre Dame, is a bit more touristy. My friends and I spent a morning here, and besides visiting Notre Dame, we got breakfast at one of several patisseries (while it may be harder to find a place where everyone wants to eat lunch or dinner, pastry for breakfast in Paris is win-win). After enjoying our hot, fresh breakfast, we did some shopping and watched some street performers on rollerblades. Looking at a map and planning a walk of these islands is not something I would do, but taking a relaxing walk to explore the heart of Paris is definitely something I have done and will do every time I visit this city.
From journal Paris in Spring...and Summer
San Jose, California
October 20, 2005
From journal Third Time's The Charm
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
August 3, 2005
Kelly and I skipped over the narrow cobblestone streets and delighted in all the food shops. We bought souvenirs at a shop called L'Epicerie, which has an array of honeys, jams, and very unique-flavored sugars in lovely glass bottles. There is a nice scarf shop and some small cafés. We liked sitting at Flore en L'Ile, because it overlooks the backside of Notre Dame and is right at the end of the bridge on the river. There was even a man playing the accordion. I felt like I was in a scene from Amelie - it was just SO French and quaint and perfect. We watched the sunset and sighed over and over. If you go here and do not have a Berthillon ice-cream cone, then you are sadly missing out. It really is the best ice cream in the world.
From journal Victoria and Kelly Go to Paris