Bring your comfortable walking shoes, as some of the best attractions of the neighbourhood are the preserved narrow streets and architecture of the Renaissance era.
You don’t have to take any official tour to get a feel of the area. Consider starting at the Hotel de Sens, a medieval home that once housed archbishops during the middle ages. On sunny days, you can still admire the manicured gardens while marveling at the architecture. As you’re walking, keep your eyes out when you arrive on Rue des Jardis Saint-Paul, where you can see the fortress that was built by King Philippe-Auguste in the 12th century. If the weather goes sour as you’re sight-seeing—or you just want to pick up some souvenirs—duck into Saint-Paul Village, which is home to antique shops and boutiques. Once you’re done, you can continue your exploration 1.5 km south to Notre Dame, one of the most famous cathedrals in the world and certainly worth a view.
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