Île de la Cité
Paris

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu AP-HP

Préfecture de Police

Sainte-Chapelle

Palais de Justice de Paris

Conciergerie

Cour d'Appel

Greffe du Tribunal de commerce de Paris

Cour de Cassation

Ordre des Avocats

à la Cour de Paris

Statue Equestre

d'Henri IV

Fontaine de la Vierge

Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation

Bureau des Naturalisations de la Préfecture de Police

Point zéro des routes de France

Place Dauphine

Île de la Cité

The Île de la Cité is one of two remaining natural islands in the Seine within the city of Paris (the other being the Île Saint-Louis). It is the centre of Paris and the location where the medieval city was refounded.

As of 2013, the island's population was 981. The Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation, a memorial to the 200,000 people deported from Vichy France to the Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War, is located at the upriver end of the island.

The western end has held a palace since Merovingian times, and its eastern end since the same period has been consecrated to religion, especially after the 10th-century construction of a cathedral preceding today's Notre-Dame. The land between the two was, until the 1850s, largely residential and commercial, but has since been filled by the city's Prefecture de PolicePalais de JusticeHôtel-Dieu hospital, and Tribunal de commerce. Only the westernmost and northeastern extremities of the island remain residential today, and the latter preserves some vestiges of its 16th-century canon's houses.

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