Île de la Cité is the historic heart of Paris and one of the areas you simply can’t miss during your visit to the capital. Be sure to admire the Conciergerie from the right bank or have a look inside Notre-Dame Cathedral; it will ensure your visit to Paris is unforgettable. Parclick proposes several cheap car parks all around the area, and even one on Île de la Cité itself!
Why should you use Parclick to book your parking space near la Cité? Even if you do find a spot on the road and it is close enough to your destination, parking time is limited to just two hours. After this, you will have to move your car... or you will find yourself collecting it from the pound! Furthermore, there is a good chance that the surrounding car parks will be full. The best way to avoid this problem is to reserve your parking space on Île de la Cité de Paris... and, with Parclick, nothing could be more simple!
Île de la Cité (the historical district of la Cité) is the oldest part of Paris. It was where the town of Lutetia stood, in ancient Gaul. During the Gallo-Roman period, the city expanded, as the Latin Quarter today reminds us. Then, during the barbarian invasions, the population took refuge on the island in order to better defend themselves. La Cité has lived through the centuries experiencing its fair share of wars and artistic movements, to become today one of the most visited areas of Paris, alongside Montmartre district, the Louvre museum and the Eiffel Tower.
The island is located on the border between the 1st arrondissement (Saint-Germain-l'Auxerois district, to the west) and the 4th arrondissement (Notre-Dame district, to the east). The limit is formed by the Boulevard du Palais. Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Hôtel-Dieu hospital are part of the 4th arrondissement, while the Conciergerie runs along the Quai de l'Horloge in the 1st arrondissement.
If you visit Île de la Cité – which you definitely should! - in addition to the Conciergerie and Notre-Dame Cathedral, you will discover the Sainte-Chapelle, the Palais de Justice de Paris and you can go for a stroll around the cathedral in Jean XXIII square. You can also visit Hôtel-Dieu, a historic hospital in the capital.
Proof that Île de la Cité is still perceived as the heart of the city, the country even, is that the zero point of the roads of France is in Notre-Dame square.
Several bridges link Île de la Cité to the two banks of the Seine:
To cross the island, you will have to use Boulevard du Palais (connecting Pont à Change to Pont Saint-Michel) or the Rue de la Cité (from Notre-Dame bridge to Petit-Pont). You can also go directly to Île Saint-Louis from la Cité via Pont Saint-Louis.
If necessary, you can take metro line 4 from Cité station in the centre of the island.
Come and discover Île de la Cité! During your visit, there will be no need to worry about your car; it will be safe in one of the Paris car parks that Parclick has to offer. Book your parking space on Île de la Cité now, right in the heart of Paris; you will benefit from the best parking and the best rates in the capital! Parking in downtown Paris has never been easier than with Parclick.