L'île Saint Louis
We can't talk about Paris without talking about l’île Saint-Louis. It is one of the oldest parts of Paris. A stroll along the quayside and through its picturesque narrow streets with theirsplendid old mansions, winding alleys and cafés is a must.
If you've got a few euros to spend, you'll find plenty of art galleries on the island to choose from.
On l’Île Saint-Louis, Jean-Pierre of RentParis recommends the Braised ox cheek in merlot at L’Orangerie restaurant: 28 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île.
The Nos Ancêtres les Gaulois restaurant with its 40€ menu (an institution in the world of restaurants and celebration), Le Tastevin, recommended by the Los Angeles Times for its authentic and gastronomic cuisine … and if you go across the island to the Quai de la Tournelle, you'll find one of the jewels of French cuisine,"La Tour d'Argent, with its Chef, Laurent Delarbre, the Grand Menu Tour d’Argent at 200€ per person and the 'menu découverte' at 180€.
In summer you really must try the Parisian ice cream parlour Berthillon, at 31 Rue Saint-Louis en l'Île.La Maison Berthillon is a family business whose vocation is to dazzle your senses.
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