Right Bank (Rive Droite)
Right Bank (Rive Droite)
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The portion of Paris north of the River Seine.
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The area
Neighborhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
How to get there
  • Louvre – Rivoli • 5 min walk
  • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre • 5 min walk

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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This has always been the business side of the Seine, not the university, not religious. The food markets were established here and then lots of merchants of various sorts. Now you find banks and offices. But also the Louvre, the Opera House lots of hotels and amazing neighborhoods like the Marais. Endless culture. Endless excitement. Endless fashion.
Written February 3, 2024
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Right Bank of the Seine River is an exciting part of Paris. There are many sights to see and enjoy, such as the beautiful Champs Elysees, the Louvre, Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe, Place Vendome, Palais Garnier and many others. The best way to enjoy them is by walking.
Written September 27, 2020
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SavantIII_11
Centerville, OH103,903 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Business
If one is on the north side of the Seine, one is on the Right Bank.

The Left Bank is not "better;" it is different.

One can certainly enjoys views and Paris from both sides of the Seine.
Written July 23, 2015
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is a lovely part of Paris, which is always a joy to return to, especially if you are into slow strolls along the Seine.
Written March 25, 2022
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sipivu
Paris, France2,040 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Except for the Marais district, Paris' right side of the River Seine is less friendly than the Rive Gauche, where the Latin and 6th quartier are.

On the right side, you can still find ta beautiful area from the Louvre Museum to the top of the Champs Elysées.

On the other hand, the right bank of the River Seine is much nicer than the opposite side.
Written May 14, 2015
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CHUNARAG
London, UK504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
Visiting Paris last year I was determined to do the La Rive Droite meaning the right side of the river Seine on foot, as I had done La Rive Gauche earlier. Starting on the right side of Notre Dame and aiming to end my walk by the Palais de Chaillot, I diverted to the right and first stopped to admire Hotel de Louvre and then the Paris Opera House that inspired the novel, film and stage musical Phantom of the Opera; nearby Samaritaine the deparmental store which opened 100 years ago closed down recently. Immediately on the left of the Opera House there is a cafe house Cafe de la Paix and the Gallaries Lafayette. Next stop was rue de Rivoli - famous for its arches with rows and rows of gift shops, cafes, boutiques, perfumery and a 'victorian style'' Hotel Bristol. Taking a left turn halfway it took me into Place Vendome a circular courtyard dominated by a central pillar and surrounded by designer shops and of course the famous/infamous Ritz Hotel where Chanel lived and Princess Di spent her tragic last day and the famous Hotel Crillon are situated. Cross over from rue de Rivoli and the Musee de Louvre ,originally a Palace dominates, overlooking Jardin du Tuileries with its central arch, predessesor to the Arc de Triomphe, cluttered with the statues by Rodin dominates its surroundings; the palladian style Eglise Madelaine and the elegantly embellished Place de la Concorde where Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were guillotined is five minutes away. Then comes the Orangeria, a massive glass domed conservatory now a museum and the V shaped streets full of cafes and restaurants; a structure - gold torch in the middle of the crossroads dominates - a memorial to Diana. A long treelined avenue with countless art nouveau lamps next to the Seine is littered with statues of the old world heroes and one can't help but stop to read the inscriptions below! Finally you are at the Palais de Chaillot which can only be described as built in a classical Greek style open air theatre? Stand on the steps and admire the gargantuas Tour Eiffel on the other side of the river.
Written August 24, 2014
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,058 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Couples
The Right Bank refers to the area North of the Seine River, most notably including the Chaillot Quarter, Champs-Elysees, Tuileries Quarter, Opera Quarter, Beaubourg and Les Halles and The Marais.

By contrast, the Left Bank is a historical reference to the area, mostly around the Latin Quarter, South of the Seine River. This was a thriving hot spot for artists, philosophers and writers of a bygone era. Today, the name refers more generally to a wider stretch of districts South of the river, including Invalides and Eiffel Tower Quarter, Montparnasse, St Germain Des Pres, Luxembourg Quarter, Latin Quarter and Jardin Des Plantes Quarter.

In the center of the Seine River, the small Ile de la Cite and Ile St-Louis can be found.

There are important and interesting things to see on both the Right and Left Bank and it is well worth spending considerable time on both sides exploring the various city districts during your time in Paris.
Written January 17, 2014
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK831,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Although the Right Bank ( Rive Droite ) is often associated with being the money sector it is in fact in my opinion the best part of Paris to enjoy .
The architecture and sites here are amazing ,the Louvre Museum ( former royal residence ) is a must go destination ,it's a area famous for it's shopping ,Forum Des Halles ,Avenue Montaigne ,Haussmann ,Opera ,that aspect of this area leaves me cold but I love the architecture in above mentioned shopping area's especially around Quartier De L'Opera ,is there a more beautiful building in Paris than Opera Garnia ? ,to me Rive Droite is chic ,it's vibrant ,it's happening ,so many great cafés,pubs,bars and restaurants ,so many historic sites to enjoy ,it's quintessential Paris ,I've just enjoyed a great weeks holiday in the city of light and spent about half that time in the Right Bank ,loved it ,can't wait to visit Paris next year ,it's a city I love ,been visiting it for close to 40 years and again I'll spend lots of time in the Right Bank.
Written June 11, 2023
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It is necessary to spend a specific time there as it includes many important attractions like Louvre, Caroussel, Concorde, and Champs Elysee.
Written April 6, 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We were on a bus tour and so we could only look at the points of interest as we whizzed by, so much detail in most of the buildings/structures. Some lovely statues too.
Written March 21, 2020
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