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Stroll along the banks
of the Seine

Banks of the Seine

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Why locals love it

The banks of this legendary Parisian river are marvellous places to spend time. You could start a tour at Quai des Grands Augustins which was one of the first docks in the 16th century, or you could start elsewhere. It’s very romantic to visit at night and see the lights. Parisians enjoy picnicking here with friends.

Why you should visit it

The riverbanks are closed to traffic on Sundays, and the city is doing more to return them to the pedestrians. The banks between Alma Bridge and Orsay Museum have recently been renovated with floating gardens nearby. The city organises many activities on the riverbanks for both children and adults. Check their website for details.

Special tip

Most people hang out around Notre Dame. It's also very interesting to start walking from Bir-Hakeim (metro station l. 6) towards the city centre.

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2 Comments

Great ambiance especially in summer's evenings when Parisians are dancing.
Eléonore
Local Ambassador
November 2, 2017
The perfect place for a romantic walk, hand in hand, or strolling and discovering on one's own. Alternate between walking directly over the river and on the other side of the street where the shops and cafés are.
Derek
Local
September 7, 2016

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