Seine River

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Seine River
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This famous river flows from east to west through the heart of the city and divides Paris's Left Bank and Right Bank.
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,257 contributions
Nov 2019
In all our trips to Paris over the years, this is the first time that I have actually stepped onto one of the excursion boats! My wife has done a "dinning tour" on them, but I was not able to join her. We always seem to be short on time to do this boat trip, but we purchased tickets in advance (through TA) and used it as our taxi to get around the city. We were very pleased with the convenience of it and the ease of use. We will do it again on our next trip here!

The big positive feature of the boats is that they allow you to see a lot of the architecture on the river from a totally different perspective than you get on the street level. Since you are not "dodging traffic or jostling for position" as you are on the sidewalk, you get to see the buildings slowly float by you so that you can really appreciate the architecture and the beauty of them. Alos, you get to see the the amazing bridges "up close" to admire the sculptures, lights and engineering.

The boars are very clean and the staff is attentive. The stops are well selected and allow you to get to venues far easier/faster than by walking and far cheaper than by cab. The only downside is that there are many stairs to navigate, and it may not be a good option for anyone with physical limitations. To avoid lines, make certain you have a ticket in advance and that you NOT LOOSE IT! There are no replacement options!
Written October 23, 2020
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JednSasha
Stoke-on-Trent, UK2,799 contributions
Feb 2020
Like most iconic cities of Europe Paris is Paris because of the river, the Danube, the Thames, the Seine, the Rhine and others all helped make the Cities that stand on them what they are and instigated the expansion of those Cities.

The Bridges on these river are often spectacular and the Seine is no different with many beautiful and iconic bridges and attractions along it's banks.

Many tour boats operate along it's length with daytime or evening cruises available some with live entertainment others allowing a view of the landmarks by night many well worth taking.

Highly recommend a visit even if it is only to see some of the bridges or meander along it's shoreline while you visit some of the landmarks and attractions, if your visiting Paris you will probably want to visit some of them such as the Lourve or the Eifel Tower anyway so take some time out to look at the river and it's bridges.
Written March 2, 2020
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Nicolas C
Limassol City, Cyprus891 contributions
Jul 2021
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 transform the city. During the day though, you can get on one of the river boats (think of them as taxis) and either use them to just take a small ride to the next stop, or take the full 2 hour guided tour, like we did, whereby the boat passes from all main attractions of the city. It is a unique experience to see the city through the river.

If you happen to be with a loved one, or find an amore in Paris, I am strongly recommending a night time walk across the Seine!
Written July 18, 2021
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matk47
Cincinnati, OH14 contributions
Oct 2021
We were in Paris for a month and without a doubt, one of my favorite activities was just walking along the Seine. There's plenty to see since it is not only a tourist river but also a working river. Every day the river looks different--the bridges are fascinating and the water color changes throughout the day. You can walk forever! and you can always veer off on a side street for a bistro stop!
Written November 8, 2021
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Gene B
4 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We booked a 5 day Seine River Cruise with Tourradar in Dec 2019 for a trip May 2020. Due to covid had to cancel have been trying ever since to get our money back for almost 2 years. Now they are threatening if we don’t book in 90 days our credit is gone.
Gene Blake - Canada
Written October 4, 2021
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Dinithi Dabare
Kandana, Sri Lanka9 contributions
Jan 2020
My one of the most favorite part which we done in Paris was taking a boat ride in Seine river. It was actually a very breath taking and wonderful experience. During the boat ride they explained very well detail about the history behind this river and city .It was a two hour boat ride but in the end of journey we gained a massive knowledge.
I was actually very surprised when I knew that the service this river had done both good and bad period. It's very admirable. Now I understand why so many great Parisian writers use this river to nourish their stories😃✨😃.
Written December 20, 2020
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Doug W
8 contributions
Nov 2019
Imagine floating peacefully down the Seine River and seeing all the grand buildings. It used to be that way. Now the riverboats are packed with noisy guests from tour busses who move from one side of the boat to the other to see the sights. If you have the money it's a better idea to take a dinner cruise on a smaller vessel and see Paris illuminated at night. A more affordable alternative in good weather is to have a night time "pique-nique' on the quays along the river. My favorite area is still the quais between the Pont Neuf and Pont Saint-Michel bridges. It close to night life and near metro stops.
The highlight upstream on the Seine has always been Notre Dame Cathedral, which was damaged severely by fire in 2019. It's obvious, sorrowfully, that things have changed.
Written February 16, 2020
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scotgrl3
Chatham, Canada657 contributions
Mar 2020
We took the Seine River cruise through the Big Bus company. The cruise took us up river for approximately 1 1/2 hours. It was a nice way to see the city from the river but it was also a little challenging because of all the people standing on the deck blocked much of the view.
Written May 10, 2020
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Glenn P
14 contributions
Feb 2020
Not a very pretty river, very dirty and not scenic at all. Also, water was too high and this changed all of the routes and made it not as useful. Don't bother with Batobus hop on hop off river cruise as not worth it as transportation. Use Uber instead of taxis when you can, especially if you are on Wifi and then don't even need to pay for cell service. Watch out if you do take taxis as got ripped off several times. They say they don't speak English and make sure they use the meters, not flat rate.
Written February 13, 2020
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Nikki W
Tucson, AZ198 contributions
Feb 2020
We walked around during the day, it was beautiful. It is cold in the winter with the breeze coming off the water. Watch out for foreign people (not French locals) who will try to insist you sign a campaign for the death. Once they try to get you to sign, they demand a donation, and they start yelling at you and telling you they know you have money.
Written March 2, 2020
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