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Seine River, Paris

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World heritage site · Water Body · Nature / Park
The Seine River 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. Make Seine River a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris trip maker.
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  • La Seine! Even the name of this river sounds impressive! This is a huge river, dividing the city of Paris in its Left and Right Bank! It is most spectacular during night time, when Paris lights...  more »
  • Beautiful wide river flowing under myriad bridges, cutting through the heart of the tourism areas. The metro to Eiffel was shut down due to Bastille Day, so I was blessed by a 1.5 mile walk along the....  more »
  • This awful urine smell. In the banks of this river. The river water itself has bad smell and grey colour, sort of like kitchen waste.  more »
  • Breathtaking! Did not get to do a boat tour but I did get to walk along the Seine a couple of times during my vacation and each time was so relaxing. My favourite fun fact about the Seine is the statue of a man called Zouave that serves the purpose of warning the city about possible floods. If he gets his feet wet, prepare for higher than normal water levels. He's located on Pont de l'Alma and if you don't know about this fact, the statue looks really out of place. It is not centered and there are not any signs that explain who he is or what the statue is doing there (or at least I did not find it). The reason it is not centered is actually because there used to be 4.
  • Paris river. Cruise sightseeing by boat is good.
  • One of the pastimes of French people is to stroll along the rivers with their friends or go dating. During special occasions, there are performances along the river. The vicinity of La Seine is always full of surprises and so much discovery!
  • Its a beautiful picturesque place with the canal and rivers
  • Amazing river

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