Île Saint-Louis: What To See, What To Do, Where To Eat

Located in the 4th arrondissement in the center of Paris, the Île Saint-Louis has plenty of beautiful streets full of impressive buildings of high architectural value, each more beautiful than the other. The streets are almost the same as they were 4 centuries ago, which creates the atmosphere of a French village. Let’s discover together the Île Saint-Louis’ charm, even though it is less famous than its neighboring isle. the Île de la Cité.

Ile St Louis
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What To Do And What To See on the Île Saint-Louis?


The Rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile, the Main Artery of the Island

The rue Saint-Louis en l’Ile is one of the only arteries which enables you to cross the whole island from East to the West.

This street was named after the Church Saint-Louis en l’Ile which is located there and which we will talk about later.

As said previously, the Île Saint-Louis is filled with beautiful buildings, and you will find most of them in this street. For example, you can admire the splendid and well-known Hôtel Lambert, or the private mansion Chenizot with its magnificent frontage.

In this street, you can also find the best ice-cream maker of Paris which we will also present later.

Hotel Lambert
L’Hôtel Lambert


The Eglise Saint-Louis en l’Ile

The Eglise Saint-Louis en l’Ile is a baroque church, located in the rue Saint-Louis which was built between 1624 and 1726.

The church was named after Louis IX, also called Saint Louis, who was the King of France in the XIIIth century and is dedicated to him.

This church is still in activity today and you can visit it; moreover, classical music concerts are organized there all year long.

église st Louis
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The Western Point of the Isle

You can end this day’s visit of the Ile Saint-Louis by going to the Western point of the Isle.

With its romantic atmosphere and its prow shape, this quay is perfect to take a break and enjoy a warm summer evening.

You can have a picnic here with your feet in the water, and meet Parisians who often come to this special part of the Isle to have an aperitif.


Opulence Vintage

3 rue Jean du Bellay (75004)

opulence vintage

Located between 2 bridges, Opulence Luxury & Vintage proposes a curated selection of vintage and preloved handbags and accessories from the most fashionable French brands such as Hermes, Chanel or Louis Vuitton.

You will find a large selection of 60’s Hermes bags as well as some vintage 90’s jewelry from Chanel.


Best Restaurants of the Ile Saint-Louis

Wandering in the streets and visiting the Isle made you hungry?

We get it, and this is why we are going to suggest three different restaurants in which you can have a meal.


Le Bossu

17 Rue des Deux Ponts, 75004, Paris, France

le bossu
Credits: Le Bossu

This restaurant offers typical French dishes. You will be warmly welcomed, and you eat delicious dishes for reasonable prices.

Whether you’re there for brunch, lunch or dinner, Le Bossu will definitely suit your requirements.

The chef is indeed not afraid of going further than what is on his menu and will try to offer you what you want, as long as it is a reasonable demand.

Average price of the menu: 35€

Opening hours: everyday from 12am to 2pm and from 7pm to 10pm.

Google grade: 4.4

Tripadvisor grade: 4.5


Le Flore en l’Ile

42 Quai d’Orléans, 75004, Paris, France

Le Flore en l'ile
Credits: le Flore en l’Ile

Just as is the case with Le Bossu, Le Flore en l’Ile is a restaurant which offers traditional French cuisine.

On the menu, you can choose between a large variety of dishes which will suit everyone’s tastes, even the vegetarians’- who will be able to eat dishes made especially for them.

The little extra: the calm and warm ambiance which will undoubtedly make you like this place.

Average price of the menu: 45€

Opening hours: everyday from 12am to midnight.

Google grade: 4.1

TripAdvisor grade: 4



5 Rue de Poissy, 75005, Paris, France

Credits: Alliance

Once again, this is a typical French restaurant.

With the Michelin-starred chef and as an awarded restaurant, Alliance will delight your taste buds, far beyond your imagination.

Thanks to the high-quality products, this restaurant is a really good place. The prices can seem a bit high, but the food you will eat is worth it.

Average price of the menu: 120€

Opening hours:
Lunch: 12am – 2pm (except on Saturday and Sunday)
Dinner: 7pm – 10pm (except on Saturday and Sunday)

Google grade: 4.8



Where To Snack During the Day?

Iin the same theme, let’s talk about our best spots in terms of creperies and ice-cream shops now.


La crêperie du cloître

Rue du cloître Notre Dame, 75004 Paris France

In this little creperie, you can taste delicious crepes with different flavors.

This café is perfect to have a little rest before going back to visit the island.

During the summer, you can also enjoy the terrace.

Average price: 10€

Google grade: 4.1

TripAdvisor grade: 4



Credits: Berthillon

Considered as the best ice-cream place in Paris, Berthillon is located on the Ile Saint-Louis.

Here, you can taste homemade ice cream made of ingredients of natural origin.

You can eat in the elegant tea salon, or take away your ice cream.

Average price: 15€

Opening hours: everyday from 10am to 8pm.

Google grade: 4.4

TripAdvisor grade: 4.5



Best Hotels of the Île Saint-Louis

You had a great time on the Isle and want to spend a bit more time there? No problem, we know different hotels where you can have a nice stay.


Hôtel des deux Îles

9 Rue Saint-Louis En L’ile, 4e arr., 75004 Paris

hotel des deux iles
Credits : Hôtel des deux îles

The hôtel des deux îles is set in a XVIIth century building.

Besides a magnificent and well-decorated bedroom, the hotel offers many services to make your life easier.

Here, you can enjoy the free wifi and a minibar.

The breakfast can also be served directly in your room if you want.

The ideal location on the Isle makes this hotel a good address.

Price for a night: 281€

Google grade: 4,1

Tripadvisor grade: 4,5

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Hôtel de Lutece

65 Rue Saint Louis en l’Ile, 4e arr., 75004 Paris

hotel de lutece
Credits : Hôtel de Lutèce

As the Hôtel des deux îles, the construction of the Hôtel de Lutece dates back to the XVIIth century.

The Hotel has 23 rooms available, all with air conditioning.

Its location is ideal: it is only ten minutes on foot from the Panthéon and the Centre Georges Pompidou.

As for the previous hotel, the wifi is free.

The rooms are well-decorated, to make the client feel comfortable.

Price for one night: 303€

Google grade: 4,6

TripAdvisor grade: 4,5

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Hôtel du jeu de paume

54 Rue Saint Louis En L’Ile, 4e arr., 75004 Paris

hotel du jeu de paume
Credits : Hôtel du Jeu de Paume

This hotel offers well-decorated rooms in a contemporary style. Also, the wifi here is free.

What sets this hotel apart from the others is that you also have the possibility to rent flats.

Breakfast is served in the dining room, and you can also enjoy the minibar and the hotel garden.

Price for a room: 311€

Google grade: 4.7

TripAdvisor grade: 4.5

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