Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis are two of the oldest villages in Paris brimming with treasures to explore, and Ile aux Cygnes, a little further down the river, has a gem of its own. These islands in Paris can be visited in one day or more leisurely over a few days. And as with all things Parisian, they can be returned to over and over and each time bring new, captivating discoveries.
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She goes to the sea
Passing through Paris. . . .
And . . . walks between the quays
In her beautiful green dress
And her golden lights.
–Jacques Prévert, “Chanson de la Seine” *
The Seine is the most romantic river in the world.
THE challenging redesign of Notre Dame’s historic spire has been opened to international architects days after a catastrophic blaze toppled the wood and lead beacon. The cathedral, which has survived almost 900 years of tumultuous French history, will remain closed for up to six years as a result of the devastating inferno.
The booksellers who ply their trade along the banks of the River Seine in Paris are seeking Unesco glory in recognition of their symbolic status in the French capital.
Read more from source: Paris: River bank booksellers seek World Heritage status
A new initiative in Paris is underway to turn the right bank of the Seine, one of the most iconic sites of Paris and a main expressway, into a permanent park. For the past 15 years, Paris has been closing two of the highway lanes on the Seine to create more greenery during the summer. The “Paris Plages” essentially turns the former highways into an urban beach, with sand, green areas, and lounge spots.
La Ville Lumière, or the “City of Light,” is one of many nicknames for Paris, France and was bestowed on the capital for two reasons. During the Age of Enlightenment in 18th century Europe, intellectuals sought to promote science and the exchange of ideas, as opposed to intolerance and superstition. Paris was regarded as a leading light of the cultural movement because of the city’s strong support of Enlightenment ideals.