Ile Saint Louis : famous figures & small secrets

Next to the fashionable Marais, Saint Louis island was buitl up over meadows, in the turn of the XVIIth century, and soon became the favorite dwelling place for wealthy lawyers and bankers.

Today, Ile Saint Louis has kept its mysery and fascination and remains one of the most exclusive district of Paris despite its somehow modest appearance.

 Highlights of the tour :

  • Full walking tour around the Island (Quai d'Anjou, Quai de Bethune, Quai d'Orleans, Quai de Bourbon) to allow a complete discovery of the island differences and mysteries,

  • Square Baryre, favorite with sun lovers and its rare view on Eastern Paris, 

  • Great figures from the past on the island : Marquis de Lauzun, Duc de Richelieu, Baudelaire, Helena Rubinstein, Baron de Rothschildl, their loves and legends,

  • The beautiful hôtels particuliers built by Le Vau, one of Versailles architect (outisde),

  • The rare St Louis en l'Ile church and its surprising arts collections,

  • The delicacies food stores on rue Saint Louis en l'Ile, including the famous ice cream parlour Berthillon...

Meeting Point Métro Pont Marie - Quai de l'Hôtel de Ville