2. Île de la Cité
The Île de la Cité is the historic heart of the city known to the ancient Romans at Lutetia. See the best of this island in the Seine by following this suggested Paris by foot walking tour:
Start your walking tour in the Square Jean XXIII. From there, walk to Place Jean-Paul II, the square in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral where you’ll find the Parvis. Head across the square and continue down the Quai des Orfèvres before turning right into Boulevard de Palais and continuing until you reach the Palais de Justice de Paris, where you’ll find the 13th century Sainte-Chapelle.
From there, walk across Place Louis Lépine and turn left into Rue Aubé, where you’ll find the Marché aux fleurs Reine-Elizabeth II flower market. Return to Place Louis Lépine and walk up Rue de Lutèce, turning left into Rue de la Cité and then right into Quai de la Corse. Turn right into Rue d’Arcole and continue until you reach Rue Chanoinesse. Turn left into this street where you’ll find the Graveyard. Continue along Rue Chanoinesse and turn left into Rue des Chantres, where you can admire the former home of Abelard and Heloise before ending your tour.
Beautifully bohemian, Montmartre, Paris, has captured imaginations for almost 200 years. Discover this famous district’s charms with this suggested Paris by foot walking tour.
Begin your walk at the Parvis du Sacré-Coeur, the square in front of the basilica. After exploring the church, head down to Rue Cortot to the Musée de Montmartre. Continue along Rue Cortot, turning right into Rue des Saules, where you’ll find the Clos Montmartre vineyard. Return to Rue Cortot and continue until you reach La Maison Rose restaurant and Place Dalida on Rue de l’Abreuvoir. Continue until you come to the Le Moulin de la Galette - windmill restaurant.
Continue left along Rue Lepic, taking the right fork to Picasso’s first studio. Continue along Rue Gabrielle, turning left to take the Escaliers du Calvaire to reach Rue Norvins and the Le Consulat Café. Return to Rue Gabrielle and continue, turning right into Rue Drevet, and continuing until you turn right into Rue la Vieuville and reach Le Mur des Je t’Aime in the Place Jehan Rictus. Continue along the road until you reach Rue des Abbesses. Continue until you turn right into Rue des Martyrs, where you can end your walking tour.