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River Seine

#8 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
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Les Halles
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Address: 75001 Paris, France
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This famous river flows from east to west through the heart of the city and...

This famous river flows from east to west through the heart of the city and divides Paris's Left Bank and Right Bank.

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Marina de Paris Seine River Cruise with 3-Course Meal
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River Seine in the Heart of Paris!

This is the river where Javert from Les Miserables threw himself in! At any rate, the River Seine is the heartbeat of Paris. You can stroll along the banks by foot, or choose... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the river where Javert from Les Miserables threw himself in! At any rate, the River Seine is the heartbeat of Paris. You can stroll along the banks by foot, or choose to go on the one-hour river cruise or dinner cruise. We took the one hour narrated tour. It is a good way to see the historic buildings... More 

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This is a must do trip if you are in Paris. Walk along the River by the Ile de la Cite past the Notre Dame. Catch a Batobus which will take you up or down river to get a different view of the landscape as far as the Eiffel Tour.

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Since almost all major attractions are within a stone's throw of the Seine River, you couldn't possibly miss it, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't specifically set aside time for a long, leisurely stroll along it's banks or float down an a touristy river cruise. My favorite areas to walk along are near the Ile de Cite and Notre Dame,... More 

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You really don't get great views from the river. We took one of the many tour boat available. Average tour. It was really good to get your bearing and figure out where things were in the city and how far apart things are.

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Knowing the history and significance of this place is enough to enjoy the location - plus the scenery, superb!

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After finishing the Eiffel tower and aquarium, we did a boat cruise on this river. It's a nice way to learn some historic facts along the way. Prefer the top deck for super views

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everytime I go back to Paris, I have to walk along the river, cross the bridges, go into the islands, buy old books or paintings in the small tents while talking with the owners. It's a romantic 'pilgrimage' before entering the beatiful area of Le Marais.

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We went on a boat cruise after visiting the Eiffel Tower. It was a great choice to do so! It was nice to relax and see all the monuments along the river bank.

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Everyone has heard of the River Seine! It is worth a quick trip to take photos. If you are sight seeing you will likely find yourself in the vicinity with opportunity to take a photo to say you've been here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mais oui, bien sur. Walk along the River Seine any time of year, any weather, day or night -- can it get any better?

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Les Halles
Historically the central iron-clad market of Paris, Les Halles has evolved architecturally since then but the pulsating energy has stayed the same. Now it houses the main shopping mall, which nestles underground surrounded by fast-food take-aways and international restaurants coupled with beautiful churches and the old commodity exchange. Parallel to it are the high-street stores of Rue de Rivoli and just parallel to that the Seine. The area bustles with faces from all continents and all ages at all times of the day. If enjoying high-street shopping with easy access to fast eateries and lively bars is on your agenda, this is the place to go.
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