The Seine river map locates the course of the river from Paris to the English channel. The Seine River is a major transport artery, navigated by high-capacity barges and push-tows through Paris down to Rouen, both large inland harbours. From here inland craft share the river with large ships down the estuary to Le Havre, the second largest French harbour. Paris maps.
The third longest river in France with 800km, the Seine emerges from the earth in a remote spot called Source-Seine, in the Burgundy wine region of northeastern France. The river flows northwesterly, curving through the City of Lights, to the Normandy coast, where it empties into the English Channel. The most important river in Northern France, and with modern canals linking it to the Loire, Rhône and Rhine, the Seine has been the hub of Paris and France since the Middle Ages. Due to its strong connection to the city, this gently flowing waterway has captured the world’s imagination as one of Europe’s most romantic and inspiring rivers. The Celts in iron age used the Seine river to transport tin from Brittany and Cornwall to present day Europe. Ancient Romans greatly increased trade along the waterway. Eventually, the Vikings sailed south on the Seine and made the section of the Seine north of the city an integral part of their trade routes, a network connecting Northern Europe and the British Isles.
The Paris Seine river map locates the greatest sights of Paris along the banks of the Seine river. A majority of the top sights are along the Seine river banks. The list of sights along the river includes the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, Notre-Dame, Palais de Chaillot and 37 beautiful bridges. The Seine river is a 776 kilometre long river flowing through the city into the English Channel at Le Havre, Paris' harbor (France map). The Seine river flows 13 km through the city from South East to South West. The North bank is the Right Bank, la Rive Droite in French. The South bank is the Left Bank, la Rive Gauche in French. Relax and admire these beautiful sights on a Seine river cruise. More thematic Paris maps. Metro map.
With so many first class sights to see from the Seine river, the river cruise is a must of every visit to the City of Lights. As a starter, you can do the classical one hour Seine cruise with Bateaux Parisiens boarding near the Eiffel Tower or Vedettes du Ponf Neuf boarding near Notre Dame. You want your stay to be memorable. Choose the romantic dinner cruise or the royal Seine night cruise with dinner at Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge cabaret. Book cruise.
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The Seine River left bank quays in between Musee d'Orsay, the impressionist museum, and the magnificent 1900 Pont Alexandre III have been turned into one of the most pleasant pedestrian districts of the city.
Splendid views, open air restaurants and playgrounds are relaxing, entertaining and so beautiful. Rosa Bonheur and Flow, two open-air restaurants on these quays, are now the place to go to day and night. A great addition to the city. Check location on Paris map. Check list and information about the top sights along the Seine river.
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