By Michael Westra

Ile Saint-Louis “The Ultimate Jewel”

A museum piece floating in the Seine and an unbeatable location to experience Paris at its best.

Paris expert, Thirza Vallois, in her acclaimed guide book, Around and About Paris, summed up the second island in the Seine as “the ultimate jewel” and “Paris at its best”. It’s difficult to disagree with her. With the river as its moat and encased in fortress like stone quays, this 17th–century aristocratic village remains much…

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