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The Île de la Cité

The Île de la Cité is one of two remaining natural islands in the River Seine in Paris, while others, Ile Saint Louis is the site where the city of Paris was founded. The Île de la Cité is the center of Paris and the location where the medieval city was refounded.

Three medieval buildings in the Île de la Cité (east to west):
* Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, built in 1163 on the site of a church dedicated to Saint Étienne, and occupied the pagan holy sites in the Roman period. During the French Revolution the cathedral was badly damaged, and repaired by Viollet-le-Duc.
* Sainte-Chapelle Louis IX (1245), built as a storage building on Crown of Thorns and part of the True Cross, covered in the Palais de Justice.
* Prison Conciergerie, where Marie Antoinette was awaiting execution in 1793.

And now The Île de la Cité has become one of the world tourist destination. So many tourists from local and foreign tourists come here to enjoy the beauty of culture and scenery in this place.

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