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River Seine, Paris

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The River Seine is the lifeblood of the City of Lights. This former trade route is now host to many islands and bridges that lend it a romantic ambiance. For an authentic Parisian experience, walk along the banks of the river, taking in the city's bountiful monuments and historic buildings against the reflection of the water. Be sure to look out for the Pont Neuf bridge that dates back to 1607. River Seine is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Paris Edition.
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  • Take the 9:00 pm cruise and at 10:00 you get to see Eiffel Tower light up! Nice smooth ride no bumpiness at all. I will say you should get everyone to sit their butts down that way everyone has a good...  more »
  • The river is amazing, but the many bridges are incredible. Such diversity in the bridge designs and the history behind the architecture. We also spent an evening with wine, cheese and baguette. A dinn...  more »
  • Take a night cruise on the Seine River will leave with a desire to continue visiting Paris. It is very beautiful to see Paris by night from the Seine. Spend time in its banks will make you experience one of the greatest attractions of Paris.
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Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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