Paris’ oldest bridge, ironically named 'New Bridge', has linked the western end of Île de la Cité with both river banks since 1607, when...
Vedettes du Pont Neuf
One-hour cruises depart year-round from Vedettes' centrally located dock at the western tip of Île de la Cité; commentary is in French...
Square du Vert-Galant
Chestnut, yew, black walnut and weeping willow trees grace this picturesque park at the westernmost tip of the Île de la Cité, along...
Taverne Henri IV
Dating from 1885, this venerable wine bar lures legal types from the nearby Palais de Justice (not to mention celeb writers and actors,...
Ma Salle à Manger
Framed by a pretty-as-a-picture blue-and-white striped awning and pavement tables, on tucked-away Place Dauphine, convivial little...
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Les Voyelles information
Worth the short walk from Notre Dame, the Vowels – spot the letters scattered between books and beautiful objects on the shelves lining the intimate 'library' dining room – is thoroughly contemporary, with fare ranging from finger food (including a daily burger) to full-blown menus , which might feature onglet de bœuf (hanger steak) with béarnaise sauce. Its pavement terrace is Paris gold.
Saturdays from noon to 3pm see it host a buffet brunch (€26; with Champagne €35).