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Seine River in Paris

The Seine river cruise is a Paris must do. It takes one hour to see the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre from the river. It is possible to combine a Seine cruise with a city tour or a cabaret show. Places to visit in Paris.

The Seine river in Paris

For 800 years, the City of Lights has embellished the Seine river banks, now a spectacular Unesco world heritage sight.

The Seine river in Paris is lined with beautiful quays and crossed by 37 bridges, including Pont Neuf (1607), Passerelle des Arts (1801), Pont Alexandre III (1900). Many famous sights are on the river banks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay and Palais de Chaillot. Locate these sights on Seine river map.

The Louvre Museum is on the river bank
The Louvre Museum is on the river bank

The Seine river cruise

With so many Paris sights to see from the Seine River, take a Seine river cruise during your next Paris visit. As a starter, you can do the classical one hour Seine cruise with Bateaux Parisiens or Vedettes du Ponf Neuf.

The Marina lunch cruise is very appreciated as it combines good food and sightseeing. Book cruise. You want your Paris stay to be memorable. Go for the romantic dinner cruise or for the royal Seine night cruise with dinner at Eiffel Tower and Moulin Rouge cabaret. Book cruise.

A lunch cruise on the Seine riverA lunch cruise on the Seine river

The top Seine river cruises

Pariscityvision has many great combined tours including Seine cruise + dinner at Eiffel Tower + Moulin Rouge cabaret, Seine cruise + Paris tour + Eiffel Tower second floor, Seine cruise + Paris tour and lunch + Versailles visit.

Bateaux Parisiens has one hour Seine river cruises boarding near Eiffel Tower.

Vedettes du Ponf-Neuf has one hour Seine river cruises boarding on Ile de la Cité near Notre- Dame.

Bouquinistes on Seine River left bank quays
Seine river, Paris: Bouquinistes on left bank quays

Statue of Liberty on a Seine cruise

The most amazing monument you can see on a Seine River cruise is the Statue of Liberty. The original Statue of Liberty in New-York City was a gift from France to America in 1886, designed by Auguste Bartholdi and moulded in Paris.

The main replica of the Statue of Liberty is located on the Ile aux Cygnes, an island within the River Seine, right by the Pont de Grenelle bridge. This bronze statue was inaugurated in 1889, yet its creator absolutely hated the fact that it was facing to the east, and therefore turning her back on America, which was not the purpose of the statue, and definitely not the intentions to keep relations between France and America. However, it was only for the Universal exhibition of 1937 when places such as Palais de Chaillot were constructed, that the statue was actually moved to its current position as though it is facing towards America, just as it was first intented.

Statue of Liberty in Paris. Facts.

The Statue of Liberty on the Seine River
The Statue of Liberty on the Seine River

Love locks on Passerelle des Arts

The Passerelle des Arts across the Seine river is a romantic pedestrian bridge with views over the Ile de la Cite, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay and Notre-Dame.

If you're aching to tell Paris that you're in love, it might be time to rethink the love lock on the Passerelle. The bridge, which was once smothered in 45 tonnes of padlocks, got a major face lift in 2015 as officials removed the locks and the bridge railings to attach a new "love-lock proof" design.

Passerelle des Arts is on the way of all Seine river cruises.

Love locks on Passerelle des Arts
Love locks on Passerelle des Arts

Stay on the Seine river banks

There are few hotels and service residences on the Seine river banks. In between Notre-Dame and the Louvre Museum, right at the angle of rue des Grands Augustins and its amazing gastronomic restaurants, Citadines Saint-Germain-des-Pres is one of the very few left bank hotels with a river view.

53 Ter, Quai des Grands Augustins
Paris75006 France
Citadines left bank serviced residence hotel

Map of Seine River Cruise

Seine cruise

The Seine river in Paris

The Seine is a 776 kilometre long river flowing through Paris into the English Channel at Le Havre harbour (France map). The banks of the Seine River 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 romantic Seine left bank quays from Jardin des Plantes and Paris Natural History Museum upstream to Pont Alexandre III downstream. Check Seine river map.

Passerelle des Arts pedestrian Seine bridge
Passerelle des Arts pedestrian Seine bridge

Sightseeing tours

Paris sightseeing tour is a great way to see the top sights: the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysées, the Invalides, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Opera, Notre-Dame. Combine a sightseeing bus tour and a visit of the Eiffel Tower with priority access. Some sightseeing tours include lunch on the 1st floor of the Eiffel Tower. A cruise on the Seine river is an original way to admire the monuments along the Seine. A romantic outing for two or a fun trip for families, visiting Paris by boat is a fantastic way to admire the capital. There are night sightseeing tours in a panoramic bus and night cruises on the Seine. An atypical and magical evening in the city.

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Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower is best visited on a tour