The Seine River

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The waters of the River Seine have always been the heart and soul of Paris, dating back to the days when the Parisii tribe first established a fishing village on the island now known as Ile de la Cité — between 250 and 200 B.C.

The Seine River flows 480 miles through France, from Dijon in the alps, northwest to Le Havre, cutting Paris in half on its journey. The division in Paris gives the city distinct, geographic division, with monuments and quarters being designated in relation to the Seine River. The Eiffel Tour, Hotel des Invalides, and the Musee d’Orsay are on the south bank. While the Louvre, Grand Palais, and Concorde can be found on the north bank. Notre Dame Cathedral, the place du Parvis Notre Dame, and the Ste-Chapelle are found in the center of Paris on the Ile de la Cite (Island of the City) in the middle of the Seine River.

A Seine cruise is an excellent way to experience the river, view the banks of Paris, or relax in the countryside of France. Several monuments in France are viewable from the waterway winding through the city. Many outfits in Paris offer a Seine cruise, and outside of Paris, the Seine flows 480 miles through France, there are opportunities for France cruises. A travel agent can help you book a Seine cruise as part of your France holiday, or you can search the internet for “France cruises,” or “Seine Cruise.”

travelman727 says:
Cruising the Seine, especially through Paris, isone of my favorite boat rides in the world :-)
Posted on: May 06, 2008
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