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Visit the Ile Saint-Louis and the Ile de la Cité near the Eiffel Tower

Categories : Discover Paris, published on : 2/6/24

In the heart of Paris, the Île Saint-Louis and the Île de la Cité seem to float on the Seine and give the capital a peaceful and elegant atmosphere. Home to historic monuments, beautiful mansions and charming little green spaces, these Parisian islets are a favorite place for walks. Discover all the walks and discoveries to do on the Île de la Cité and the Île Saint-Louis , a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower.

 

The Lambert Hotel

Built in 1640 by Louis Le Vau, the Hôtel Lambert is probably one of the most beautiful private mansions in Paris . On the banks of the Seine, it is distinguished by its magnificent facade, its rotunda and its garden. If it cannot be visited, we can imagine the gallery of Hercules , painted by Charles le Brun inside the hotel, as well as all the other works it houses. During the 18th and 19th centuries, many personalities frequented this preserved place, such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Chopin, and Balzac.

Address: 2 rue Saint-Louis en Île, Paris 4

 

The Barye square

Located at the tip of Île Saint-Louis, Square Barye (or Square Barry) is a small triangular green space where it is pleasant to walk. Providing access to the banks of the Seine, it bears the name of the famous animal sculptor, Antoine-Louis Barye, some of whose works can be found at the Louvre Museum. Discreet and calm, this small Parisian square offers a nice breath of fresh air in the heart of the capital.

Address: 2 boulevard Henri IV, Paris 4

 

The Saint-Louis bridge

The Saint-Louis Bridge is the only bridge that connects Île Saint-Louis to Île de la Cité . Often occupied by inspired artists, it offers a breathtaking view of the eastern facade of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, as well as the Town Hall. To ensure a peaceful walk, the bridge is exclusively reserved for pedestrians and bicycles.

Address: quai d'Orléans - quai aux Fleurs, Paris 4

 

The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

Dominating the Île de la Cité from its height of 69 meters, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral is a true architectural gem. Its construction took place between 1163 and 1345, offering a unique Gothic style which makes it an emblematic monument of Paris. From its forecourt, you can observe magnificent details, such as gargoyles and chimeras.

Unfortunately, Notre-Dame suffered a terrible fire in 2019. Closed to the public during the work, it should reopen its doors in 2024.

Address: 6 parvis Notre-Dame, Paris 4

 

The new bridge

Contrary to what its name might lead you to believe, the Pont Neuf is actually the oldest bridge in Paris . Built in 1578, it was the first bridge without houses or shops, but also the first bridge to have sidewalks for pedestrians. For a long time, the bridge was also equipped with a pump supplying water to the Louvre and the Tuileries garden. This pump, called Samaritaine , no longer exists, but it left its name to the department store located near the Pont Neuf.

In the center of the bridge, you can admire the sublime equestrian statue of King Henry IV , built at the request of his wife, Marie de Medici.

Address: quai de la Mégisserie - quai des Grands Augustins, Paris 1st

 

The Vert-Galant square

At the end of the Île de la Cité, below the Pont Neuf, the Vert-Galant square is a small green space preserved from tourists. Offering a sublime view of both banks, this small garden allows you to admire an unusual point of view over the Louvre Museum, the dome of the Institut de France, the Passerelle des Arts, or even the famous mascarons of the Pont Neuf, these grimacing figures carved in stone.

At sunset, the Square du Vert-Galant is a magical spot in the heart of Paris.

Address: Place du Pont Neuf, Paris 1st

 

The Lauzun hotel

Made famous for having housed Théophile Gautier and Charles Baudelaire, the Hôtel de Lauzun is a magnificent mansion dating from 1658. During the 19th century, it was also renowned for hosting the Haschischins club, a group bringing together writers and scientists coming to test different drugs.

It is now possible to visit the Hôtel de Lauzun, by reservation, and discover the sumptuous lounge and the magnificent 17th century architecture , admirably preserved.

Address: 17 quai d’Anjou, Paris 4

 

The archaeological crypt of the Île de la Cité

Overlooking the Notre-Dame square, the archaeological crypt of the Île de la Cité allows us to retrace the architectural and urban evolution of the island. Through models, numerous remains and 3D reconstructions, the crypt takes us on a long journey, from Antiquity to the 20th century.

Address: 7 parvis Notre-Dame - place Jean-Paul II, Paris 4

 

Rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Île and the Saint-Louis-en-l’Île church

Rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Île is the main artery of the island. There are many hotels there, but also shops and restaurants. A true nerve center of Île Saint-Louis, this street attracts tourists and particularly lovers of good ice cream, who inevitably end up at the Berthillon ice cream parlor .

From rue Saint-Louis-en-l'Île, you can admire the Saint-Louis-en-l'Île church , with its unusual clock, placed perpendicular to the facade. Built between 1664 and 1726, its architecture is sober, but it houses a remarkable baroque-inspired organ.

Address: 19 rue Saint-Louis-en-l’Île

 

A stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower and the Hôtel Bleu de Grenelle, the Île Saint-Louis and the Île de la Cité are in the historic heart of Paris. Enjoy your stay in our 4-star hotel to discover the riches of the 4th arrondissement.

More about our boutique hotel in Paris / FAQ

  • Rooms are available from 3pm

  • When is check-out time?

    Rooms must be liberated at 12pm at the latest

  • Is there a parking in the hotel?

    The hotel does not have a private parking, but there parkings are available around the hotel and underneath the metro line situated across from the hotel. 

    The closest and best value-for-money parking is:

    Interparking Cambronne - 26 villa Croix Nivert - 75015 Paris (5 min by foot)

     

  • What are the sizes of the rooms?

    Room sizes vary according to capacity. Single rooms are approximately 13 m2, double rooms 14 to 17 m2 and triple rooms 21 m2. The apartment with its two rooms and small kitchen 32 m2.

  • Does the hotel have connecting rooms?

    The hotel Bleu de Grenelle offers adjacent rooms, using of two private double rooms with a common entrance. They are perfect for family stays!

  • Does the hotel offer babysitting services?

    Our front office team will be delighted to recommend top-quality babysitting services.

  • Is there a restaurant in our Parisian boutique hotel?

    The hotel does not have its own restaurant (besides the breakfast service), but our team will be happy to recommend some of the best addresses in Paris according to your taste and desire.

  • Is the hotel open to people without a room reservation?

    The hotel Bleu de Grenelle is opened to everyone! If you don’t have a reservation, you still are welcome any time during the day to enjoy the co-working area and the bar.

  • Is there an elevator in the hotel?

    There are two elevators in the hotel. However, they are not suitable for wheelchairs.

  • Does the hotel have a free WIFI internet connection?

    The wi-fi is available for free in the rooms and the common areas of the hotel

  • May we ask for a baby cot?

    We will be happy to put a baby bed in your room on a simple advance request.

  • Does the hotel have a temperature control system?

    All our rooms are equipped with heating and air-conditioning depending on the season (heating when outside temperatures are below 17 Celsius degrees and air-conditioning when temperatures are above 17 Celsius degrees)

  • Is the hotel accessible to PRMs (Persons of Reduced Mobility)?

    Our boutique hotel in Paris offers access to PRMs on the first floor and in two rooms especially equipped for their needs.

  • Can an additional bed be installed in a room?

    Besides baby beds, the hotel does not install additional adults beds, but suggests booking one of the triple rooms that will offer optimal comfort to all occupants.

  • How to modify/ cancel a reservation?

    If conditions to modify or cancel are still current, you simply need to address your request by phone + 33 1 45 75 26 54 or by email: info@hotelbleudegrenelle.com

  • Is it possible to obtain a detailed bill with TVA (value-added tax) included?

    A bill with TVA will be printed at check-out and/or sent by email on simple request.

  • Does the hotel allow domestic animals?

    Le Bleu de Grenelle, Parisian boutique hotel, has some rooms adapted for customers with traditional domestic animals (we do not have vivariums or delphinariums).

    An additional 10 euros per night is required to have the room specially cleaned. Thank you for mentioning that you are traveling with your pet at the time of reservation to confirm the availability of these rooms.

  • Is breakfast included in the price of the room?

    According to the selected offer, rooms are sold with or without breakfast. Refer back to the description of your offer. 
    Please note that even if breakfast is not booked at the time of reservation, it can be added at the last minute.

  • What is the city tax "taxe de séjour"?

    The « taxe de séjour » is a French tax that may be asked of vacationers by towns in touristic areas. This tax aims at helping municipal councils finance projects related to touristic frequency and to the protection of natural spaces used by tourists.

    In reality, the « taxe de séjour » is paid by the clients to the hotel, in relation to the number of nights spent and the category of the rented room. The total sum of the collected taxes is then returned to the municipality at the end of a period called, period of perception.   

  • Does the hotel offer ironing services?

    Steamers are available at the reception on simple request.

  • Does the hotel offer laundry services?

    The hotel offers an external laundry service with a classic formula (drop off before noon and pick up the next day) and an express formula (drop off before noon and pick up after 8pm on the day)

  • What is a boutique-hotel?

    A boutique-hotel in its current definition represents a type of hotel, small to medium in size, with an environment (personnel, concept, decoration) of its own and customized. It offers marked differences from the standard great hotel chains.

NEW! ✨

 

Hotel Bleu de Grenelle is pleased to announce the opening of its gym. 

 

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