La Seine

17 02 2012

Every Francophile (and everyone with basic geographical knowledge of France) knows that Paris is built around the River Seine. Stretching east-west through the city, the Seine cuts through the most historic – and it has to be said – touristy sections of Paris. And while streetscapes are lovely, a streetscape with water reaches a whole different level of loveliness. And the many bridges that cross the river are decorative and have a history all of their own.

When travelling to france we were recommended to try the hop-on-hop-off tourist boats as a different way of seeing the city and also a convenient way of travelling. Unfortunately my travelling companion did not understand the concept of hop-on-hop-off, and so we did the full tour in one go.

Here are a few of our photographs of the Seine. (More links to other Paris photos at the bottom)

view of the Louvre across the Seine

view of the Seine from near the Louvre

looking up at Pont de Arts - the bridge covered in love padlocks

Pont des Arts (again)

view from Notre Dame

view from Notre Dame

view from Notre Dame

narrow channels around an island

Notre Dame from a boat on the Seine

The dots on the end of the island here are people sunbathing.

busy tourist traffic on the river

one of my favourite photos

looking across the Seine from Eiffel Tower

from Eiffel Tower

from Eiffel Tower


Want more photos of France? Here are a few more….
Arrival in Paris
Caves of Lascaux
Notre Dame
French menus
Standing Stones of Carnac
Les Grottos en France
The Louvre
Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel)
Streets of Paris
Arc de Triomphe
The troglodytes of Maison Fort de Reignac
Fontainebleau – Versailles without the queues
Chartres


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