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Favorite thing: The river Seine is not as wide as the Tames or the Rhine but is so more beautiful when crossing Paris. Not because of the river itself but because of the scenery on the banks of the Seine.

A cruise on the Seine, especially at night, will reveal all the well lighted monuments. There are many.
I'm not aware of any greater scenery than the banks of the Seine not only the famous and so many monuments but also the houses with their homogeneous Haussmann style.
There are two cities in Europe whose architecture stands above all others for me: Paris with its nearly perfect order and Rome with its baroque exuberance.

If you say "la Seine" you can not avoid the bridges. I like all bridges but have some preferences for the pedestrians bridges like the "Ponts des Arts" between the "Cour Carrée" (Sully wing) of Le Louvre and the "Institut de France" on the Rive gauche and for the "Pont Alexandre III" which is one of the most stunning bridges of Paris. When approaching from the Right Bank i.e. by the Grand Palais, there is a sight all in gildings: the four columns with sculptures of the bridge and in the background the gildings of the imposing dome of the Invalides.

Most bridges on the Seine in the centre of Paris provide nice views. The Pont Royal is certainly one of them. It is the usual link between Le Louvre and the Terrasse des Tuileries with the Musée d'Orsay on the Rive gauche.
The view on the former station d'Orsay is one of the best you can find for you photo's On your left, towards the east, you will distinguish the Isle de la Cité with, from left to right the fine and high turret of the Chapelle Royale and the towers of Notre-Dame.

Here I have to stop; I wrote already so many tips about Paris.

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2015
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