"La Seine" River Seine - La Seine Tip by Fam.Rauca
River Seine - La Seine, Paris: 86 reviews and 170 photos
The course of the Seine is, from which sources in Burgundy, to the canal coast, 776 kilometres long.
In the year 1765, William Cole called the river a "messy ditch."
Nowadays, the river is regulated, with an ingenious system of sluices.
The water of the Seine became clearly cleaner in the last years.
In the 37 Seine bridges, is mirrored, the entire Parisian construction history.
The eldest and most famous bridge is called Pont Neuf (newcomer bridge).
The bridge was built in the year 1604, and was, an abbreviation, for the way from the Louvre to the abbey of St-Germain-des-Prés.
The newest bridge, opens 1999, is the Passerelle de Solferino, a metal-y footbridge from the Quai des Tuilleries to the left shore (near to the Musée d'Orsay).
The most splendid bridge is, still, the Pont Alexandre III with gilt nymphs, bouncy horses, candelabra, lions and garlands.
On the Seine, a trip to the legendary bateaux-mouches belongs to the standard program.
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