The Sassy Guide to the City of Light
As an American living in Paris for nearly 9 years, I have plenty of words of wisdom to share about this glorious, yet sometimes frustrating, city. Each weekday this month I will share my thoughts on some of the best stuff to do in Paris. Today's letter, I, is for Ile St. Louis.
In the heart of the city - and the middle of the Seine - sit two islands: Ile de la Cité and Ile St. Louis. My favorite of the two (and not just because I'm from St. Louis) is the latter. It's smaller, cuter, and I just want to stick it in my pocket and save it for later. Or, really, I want to buy an apartment on it but square footage on the tiny island is some of the most expensive real estate in Paris.
It offers marvelous views of the Seine and its bridges, passersby, Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame, and numerous other landmarks. The island itself is full of quaint stores and cute ice cream shops.
What's not to love?
I could go on but I need to run out and buy my lottery ticket. That apartment isn't going to buy itself.
Check out the full series:
Paris A to Z: A is for Pont Alexandre III
Paris A to Z: B is for Boulangerie
Paris A to Z: C is for Chateau de Vincennes
Paris A to Z: D is for Drinks
Paris A to Z: E is for Eiffel Tower
Paris A to Z: F is for Fondue
Paris A to Z: G is for La Grande Epicerie
Paris A to Z: H is for Haussmann Architecture
Paris A to Z: I is for Ile St. Louis
Paris A to Z: J is for Jim Morrison's Grave
Paris A to Z: K is for Kir Royale
Paris A to Z: L is for The Long Hop
Paris A to Z: M is for Métro
Paris A to Z: N is for Notre Dame
Paris A to Z: O is for Musée d'Orsay
Paris A to Z: P is for Promenade Plantée
Paris A to Z: Q is for Quaint Shops
Paris A to Z: R is for Romance
Paris A to Z: S is for Sacre Coeur
Paris A to Z: T is for Trousseau
Paris A to Z: U is for Un Reve
Paris A to Z: V is for Vin
Paris A to Z: W is for Walking
Paris A to Z: X is for Expats
Paris A to Z: Y is for Court Yards
Paris A to Z: Z is for Zen in the City