"La Seine" River Seine - La Seine Tip by joecooper

River Seine - La Seine, Paris: 86 reviews and 170 photos

 
 

<b><font color=blue>La Seine </b></font>
The river runs right through Paris and forms the divide between the 'posh' right (north) bank and the 'not so posh' left (south) bank areas of the city. Of course this is only in general and both side have both posh and not so posh areas! The Seine has many features including (the original) Statue of Liberty and many ponts (bridges), most famous of which is Pont Neuf, which is the oldest.

A great way to see the Seine is by taking a cruise boat. This is such a touristy thing to do, but so what? The main cruise operators are <a href='http://www.bateauxparisiens.com' target=newwindow>Bateaux Parisiens</a>, <a href='http://www.bateaux-mouches.fr' target=newwindow>Bateaux Mouches</a> and <a href='http://www.pontneuf.net' target=newwindow>Vendettes De Pont Neuf</a>. These all operate tours of around 1 hour in length leaving every half-hour or so all day and into the night. Many offer meal and cruise combinations but these are expensive and better food is available on dry land. For our cruise we used Pont Neuf which works out the cheapest (40 FF per person) if you print out the discount voucher from the website. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up, buy your ticket and get on the next available boat. The night cruises are supposed to be very nice but we really did not enjoy it because it was raining, we couldn't really see much and we were tired, hungry, wet and cold! Alternatively you can use the <a href='http://www.batobus.com' target=newwindow>Batobus</a> that is kind of a water-metro where you can get off at various stops along the river.

Address: Running through the centre of Paris.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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