The 1st and 4th districts of Paris

It is the oldest district of Paris. The Ile de la Cité was formerly called Lutetia. Its main attraction is of course the Notre-Dame-de-Paris cathedral (closed after the fire in April 2019). In this district, you can also admire the Pont Neuf which is the oldest bridge in Paris. Its construction began at the end of the 16th century. It is the first stone bridge to cross the Seine. This district also shelters the Palace of Justicethe mythical former headquarters of the judicial police, the 36 quai des Orfèvres in front of the left bank of the Seine, the clock tower the courthouse, the Conciergerie, the Saint-Chapelle or the hotel Dieu created in 551 (the only hospital in Paris until the Renaissance). There are also the flower market open on Sundays. With children, you can visit the Archaeological Crypt (on the square in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral)

the island of the city and Notre-Dame

Our favorites from Notre-Dame

Stroll along the banks of the Seine from the Île de la Cité to the Île-Saint-Louis
Go eat an ice cream at Bertillon
An outdoor Escape Game : "2 hours to discover the last secret of Arsène Lupin". (from 9 years old)
A guided tour : "The Fantastic and Wonderful Paris" (from 8 years old)
For a birthday : treasure hunt "The Templar Treasure (for ages 7 to 12)

What to do in the Notre-Dame district?

The other districts of Paris

Practical information

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