Seine River, Paris

Seine river sightseeing

The Seine River banks in Paris are by all means one of the greatest urban landscapes in the world.

You will best discover this landcape on a Seine River cruise or walking on the Seine left bank quays.

From Paris Natural History Museum upstream to Pont Alexandre III downstream, walk on the pedestrian left bank quays and admire the perfect Parisian landscape (see map of Seine river, Paris). For a perfect Paris stay, choose your hotel near the Seine River quays.

Notre Dame from Seine River quays in Paris
Notre Dame from Seine River quays in Paris

Top sights on Seine River, Paris

Seen from Seine river, Paris, east to west:
French National Library
Bercy POPB: sports arena
Ile Saint Louis: 18th century island
Quai Saint Bernard: dancing on left bank quays
Ile de la Cite: Paris heart
Notre Dame Cathedral

Top sights on Seine River banks, Paris

Paris City Hall
Louvre Museum
Orsay Museum
Place de la Concorde
Palais de Chaillot
Eiffel Tower

Bouquinistes on Seine River left bank quays
Seine river, Paris: Bouquinistes on left bank quays
New Seine quays near Orsay Museum
Discover the newly opened Seine quays near Orsay Museum

Left bank Seine river pedestrian quays

The Seine River left bank quays in between Orsay Museum and Pont Alexandre III have been recently turned into one of the most pleasant pedestrian districts of Paris. Splendid views, open air restaurants and playgrounds are relaxing, entertaining and so beautiful. A great addition to the romantism of Paris.

Rosa Bonheur and Flow, two open-air restaurants on these quays, opened in spring 2014. They became instantly the place to go to day and night. Map

Seine River quays near Orsay Museum
Seine River quays near Orsay Museum
Paris Plage on Seine River right banks
Paris Plage on Seine River right banks

Left bank Seine river pedestrian quays

From mid-July to mid-August, Paris Plage transforms the Seine right banks from the Louvre to Ile Saint Louis into sandy beaches, open from 9am to 12pm.

Paris Plage spans three kilometers through the most beautiful Paris landscape. It features open-air attractions, such as rollerblading, tai-chi and wall climbing. Refreshment and deckchairs are available.

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