The shops on the Ile Saint-Louis Paris

Boutique-style shops on the Ile Saint-Louis Paris are utterly charming. There are also cafés and food shops stuffed full of quality and local produce. There is a beautiful street that runs through the length of this beautiful island which sits at the heart of Paris. It is full of unspoiled 17th century residencies and looks unchanged for hundreds of years. It is definitely an area of Paris worth visiting.

Before we hit the shops of the Ile Saint-Louis here’s a quick history lesson – It was King Louis XIII who granted a licence to build these elegant residences. Large windows and little balconies look out to views of the river Seine with rather somber facades. I find the whole place is really charming.

Unspoilt Shops O The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris
Elegant apartments.

Straight off the plane we head for Cafe St Regis. Our most-loved cafe on the island.

Cafe Saint Regis, Near The Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis
Café Saint Regis.

Andy was happy to see his favourite dish still on the menu.

Cafe St Regis, In Unspoiled Ile Saint-Louis, Paris
A menu full of crowd pleasers.

Café St Regis, Near The Boutique Shops Of Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.

There is always wine on a Parisian menu and good wine is plentiful.

Cheers darlings, here’s to a great weekend!

Drinking At The Cafe St Regis, Along The Shops Of Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
Cheers!

The food always comes quickly here and with a huge amount of cheer, and not only by us, but by the waiters too!

Happy Service At The Cafe St Regis, Near The Shops Of Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
Service always comes with cheer here!

This chicken burger should help me work those lovely little shops on the Ile Saint-Louis after.

Shops on the Ile Saint-Louis. Cafe St Regis, Paris.
Chicken burger and fries.

Cafe St Regis. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.

I just got this photo taken before it was set upon by those two in the spoon…

Dessert At Cafe St Regis. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
Dessert: Custard ‘pastry’.

One very frothy coffee later and I’m ready to go.

Coffee at Cafe St Regis. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
A very frothy coffee.

My daughter and I came to this shop on a previous trip to celebrate my recent 25th Wedding Anniversary. The lady spoke no English, me no French, but she understood me somehow and I ended up with a beautiful bouquet. We didn’t go in this time but waved in as we went by. Not sure if she remembered us, but we are very fond of this little place now.

Flower shops on the Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
Our favourite flower shop.

I love this shop too, because he has a strictly ‘try before you buy’ attitude. Essential when buying cheese, I think. You’ll smell it before you see it.

Boutique Style Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.

Sometimes, it’s just wonderful to potter round a shop when you need nothing what so ever.

Europe Travel Article - Boutique Style Shop In Unspoiled Ile Saint-Louis, Paris

As we are staying in an apartment nearby the boys decide they must have some quality olive oil.

Olive Oil Shops On The Ile Saint Louis, Paris
Olive oil shop.

They have taken this as seriously as buying a bottle of wine.

Olive oil Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
Sampling olive oil.

20 minutes later, with noticeably soothed and replenished skin, they purchased a bottle.

Trying Olive Oil. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.

There are a number of classy cloths shops for ladies.

Boutique Clothes. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
Elegant clothes shop for ladies.

Rather oddly there was a puppet shop. It works tho’ because they are really traditional, if slightly creepy!

Puppets. Shops On Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
Puppet shops.

We reached a very popular high class butchers.

A Butcher's. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
A quality Butcher’s.

Being foodies there was much excitement by all. Well, except Charlotte to be honest. But, the rest of us were mentally planning the next three dinners to cook.

A Butchers Window. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.

Look at all these awards..!

The Butcher's Awards. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
The Butcher’s Awards.

The boys are talking of charcoal, steak and when and how. There were 3 butcher men busily taking orders.

Inside The butchers. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris
Busy counter.

I have to say, I know little of what these are, but they do look impressive.

Inside a butcher's. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Central Paris.

Quality Meat Inside The Butcher's. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.

We returned to our apartment, which we picked because it has roof top balconies.

In no time steak from the butchers was sizzling for tea.

Patio Space Of Our Apartment In Unspoiled Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.

After a dinner of steak, salad and potatoes we made a dash downstairs back to the shops on the Ile Saint-Louis, where we had spotted Amorino. They serve delicious (and pretty) gelato.

Amorino Ice-cream. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
Amorino ice-cream shop.

They make it into beautiful flower shapes…

Amorino Ice-cream Flowers. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.

The next morning, rather jaded from a big night out, we decided we needed an omelette to get us going. So, back to our old friend and neighbour Cafe St Regis.

Cafe St Regis on The Corner Of The Shops Of Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
Back to the Café St Regis for breakfast.

OK, it’s just me that’s jaded, these two are head to head on a quick fire Harry Potter game. Charlotte always wins, James never stops believing he can.

Cafe St Regis For Breakfast. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.

Omelette At Cafe St Regis. Shops On The Ile Saint-Louis, Paris.
A perfect omelette.

Re-fueled and ready to stroll around Ile de la Cite, the neighbouring island. We are ready to take in the sights.

Notre Dame On ile de la Cite
Notre Dame on Île de la Cité.

Seeing Notre Dame On Île de la Citè, Paris.

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Boutique-style shops on the Ile Saint-Louis Paris are utterly charming. There are also cafés and food shops stuffed full of quality and local produce. There is a beautiful street that runs through the length of this beautiful island which sits at the heart of Paris. It is full of unspoiled 17th century residencies and looks unchanged for hundreds of years. It is definitely an area of Paris worth visiting...

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