Ile des Cygnes (Isle of the Swans) is a small island in the Seine river in Paris, France, located in the city’s 15th and 16th arrondissement. It is an artificially-created island, formed in 1827 to protect the port of Grenelle. It should not be confused with the earlier Île des Cygnes, from which it derives its name; the earlier island was attached to the Champ de Mars in the late 18th century. The narrow island is 850 meters (2,789 ft) long and 11 meters (36 ft) at its widest point. A tree-lined walkway, named “l’Allée des Cygnes”, runs the length of the island. The island is served by the Passy and Bir-Hakeim Métro stations. It is crossed by three bridges: the pont de Grenelle, the pont Rouelle and the pont de Bir-Hakeim. Paris sightseeing tours.
Ile des Cygnes, Paris GPS coordinates: 48° 51′ 6″ N, 2° 16′ 55″ E
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