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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. Make River Seine a part of your Paris vacation plans using our Paris trip maker .
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  • A quick way to see major sights along the Seine in an hour or so. The boat was fine but somewhat crowded. The pre recorded tour guide speech was adequate but nothing to write home about  more »
  • We took a one hour River Cruise. Lovely hours ride up and down the river. We opted to sit on the top dec and have the open air version. Popular landmarks were pointed out by the tour guide. Nice littl...  more »
  • It was gratifying, beautiful sight at night! Buy boat wasn't crowded, can go up, or down, more comfortable and also to take fantastic photos.
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