Medieval walk. It is the end of order and rigor of Roman Lutetia, and it is a new era of the winding, crowded and tortuous alleyways of medieval Paris. The population keeps growing, buildings are being thrown up everywhere, without any formal planning or order. Paris begins to settle the right bank of the Seine, but never strays far from the river as the ports supply the young and dynamic city of the kingdom of France.
CATHEDRAL DE NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS
The construction of this historic site began in 1160. It took more than two centuries for the construction to finally be complete. Built on the ‘Ile de la Cité’, the historical heart of Paris, among its winding and congested alleyways. Today it is the most visited monument in Europe. Official Website
Once the location of Paris’ old pastures, it remains a great location when trying to find some peace and quiet.
RUE FRANÇOIS MIRON
Numbers 11 and 13 are both medieval half-timbered houses with pointed roofs. They are perfect examples of medieval Paris’ architecture.
This street is one of the widest in Paris, its existence dates back to the Roman occupation of Gaul and was the route by which kings made their solemn entry into the capital.
RUE DU PRÉVÔT
An ancient medieval alleyway where the central gutter used to overflow with mud and rubbish. Try to visit it by night for some guaranteed goosebumps !
HÔTEL DE SENS
Found right next to Figuier street, it is a miniature fortified palace. Built like a castle it has arrow-slits, watch towers and a keep.
ENCEINTE DE PHILIPPE AUGUSTE
The last vestiges can be found on Rue Jardins Saint-Paul as well as la Tour Montgomery. The battlements stood ten meters tall and were built three meters wide.