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River Seine, Paris

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The River Seine is the lifeblood of the City of Lights. This former trade route is now host to many islands and bridges that lend it a romantic ambiance. For an authentic Parisian experience, walk along the banks of the river, taking in the city's bountiful monuments and historic buildings against the reflection of the water. Be sure to look out for the Pont Neuf bridge that dates back to 1607. River Seine is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Paris Edition.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We bought the Big Bus deluxe pass which included the River Cruise. A lovely way to while away an hour. We did of course walk the opposite way to locate the landing stage. Seen all the sites of interes...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This is the first time I'm in Paris, and it is fantastic, full of people of all ethnicities well integrated, is wonderful the air that is breathed in every street and corner of the city. Could not miss a ride on the Seine. On the calm waters of the river show the city's history, from la Statue de la Liberte ', Arc de Triomphe to Notre Dame
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  • August 18, 2017
    through the city to get wherever you need to be especially in the evening is very nice with all those lights
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