Seine River
Seine River
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Hop on a river cruise or stroll alongside this famous waterway—it flows through the heart of Paris and separates the city's left and right banks.
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The area
Neighbourhood: 6th Arr. - Luxembourg
How to get there
  • Louvre – Rivoli • 6 min walk
  • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre • 6 min walk
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  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore9,829 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely view and got so much interesting things to see!
    The Seine River cuts through the "heart" of Paris, it is the epicenter of the vibrant city. Visitors to Paris will surely not miss this! The gentle waterway is an integral part of the city and its fascinating history. Lined up with many traditional booksellers and bordered by the beautiful boulevards, historic cafés, shops, open air markets and the charming neighbourhoods, the river is one of the most popular attractions in its own right. Visitors can walk leisurely along the banks of the Seine or take a cruise tour down its waters to get acquainted with the city of light. You will come across many beautiful and historic bridges, along with the iconic French buildings and monuments that include the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower and the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The scenery is awesome and wonderful!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 10 July 2023
  • CAROLYN H
    Orlando, Florida25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Contained River
    My hubby and I walked down the side of the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre Museum. It is like a big canal because it is contained within cement banks. I think that because it is so historic and runs through the middle of the "City of Love" the idea of the Seine is more that the reality of the river itself.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 13 July 2023
  • MrPKI
    Bellevue, Washington980 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The culture of Paris but it is very polluted
    It is one of the best ways to see the city of Paris. Especially if you rent a bike and ride along the bike lines. It is very safe and fast way to see all the famous sites. But do not touch the water, it is very dirty!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 17 July 2023
  • travellinggypsy04
    Makati, Philippines78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seine arover Cruise at Night
    It was my 2nd time doing the Seine River Cruise, I highly recommend doing it between 5-7pm so you’ll see the beauty of the Eiffel Tower with it’s twinkling lights at night. Went there last December when it was shivering cold but the boat cruise has blankets to warm us up. If you come by a little later than 7pm, it’s already hard to see the nice structures surrounding the river. Also, purchase the tickets several days before and come by the station a little early.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • RYOKO
    California12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must
    Very easy to organize. Several different companies. Better to do it at the begining of the stay to identify places you want to go. Best way to admire what is simply the most beautiful city of the world. You have to be on the upper/open deck. No point going inside. If you have time, take the longer tour.
    Visited August 2022
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Kapil Garg
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our Seine River Cruise
    A must activity for all going to PARIS. Whether you take a normal cruise or one with Dining options but it is so lively and fun loving activity, you would cherish for lifetime. We boarded a normal cruise from the bottom part of Tower and it was a fantastic 1 hour cruise.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 7 August 2023
  • NovaHawk
    Williamsburg, Virginia78 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    River scenery rough looking.
    The river cruise was great. The scenery along the river was rough between small villages and cities. Not much of a view. Two stops were small villages with little to do or see. Even the end location of Omaha Beach was not more than 15-20 minutes. Not enough time to see and read the info plaques. I was disappointed. If you want to see D-Day beaches, drive and visit them all.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Tracy S
    Sterling Heights, Michigan16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see while in Paris
    Another must do while in Paris. We went on a day time tour. I would've loved to go on a nighttime tour. We did take the hop on hop off night tour that took us along the river bank. There are many restaurants and house boats along the river and people walking and sitting on the bank.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 September 2023
  • SOQ2010
    Massachusetts3,754 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    O Seine O Seine
    Like most Europeon cities Sien also runs through Paris and gives the romantic vibes to the city. Taxis charges are seperate on the Right and the Left bank. Notredam church was built on it centuries ago.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • David
    Lille, France1,811 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great.
    The Seine is a magnificent sight, with the excellent 'canalification' appearing quite spectacular and giving the impression of a might river tamed. Worth walking along the bank at night. Great views.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 October 2023
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Dholakia2014
Rajkot, India351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Though we were little tired due to whole days whirlwind city tour of Paris but once when we sat and tge crise started cruising we forget our fatigue. It was a fantastic experience. Some of the famous monuments were illuminated and look majestic..sound system was not that good but still we could make out. Passing through the historical bridges was also appealing..
Written 3 May 2024
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Cindy
Wichita Falls, TX33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Amazing cruise through the city. Highly recommended doing this cruise. We got to sit on the deck and it started to rain at end of ride.
Written 1 May 2024
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Patricia K
Caldwell, NJ1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This was my least favorite experience in Paris. The audio system didn’t work, and the announcements of landmarks were very unclear. It was a very noisy vehicle and overall not worth the money.
Written 23 April 2024
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Satish Kumar Saraf
Mumbai, India363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Exploring Paris along the Seine River was an enchanting experience that left me utterly captivated by the beauty and charm of the City of Light. From the iconic landmarks that line its banks to the tranquil atmosphere that pervades its waters, a cruise along the Seine is a must-do for any visitor to Paris.

The cruise offered a unique perspective of Paris, allowing us to admire its breathtaking architecture from a different angle. As we glided along the river, we were treated to panoramic views of landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum, each one more stunning than the last. The gentle sway of the boat and the soothing lull of the water created a sense of tranquility that was truly magical.

One of the highlights of the cruise was passing under the historic bridges that span the Seine. Each bridge has its own story to tell, and sailing beneath them felt like journeying through time. From the ornate beauty of the Pont Alexandre III to the romantic charm of the Pont des Arts, every bridge added to the allure of the river journey.

In addition to the iconic landmarks and bridges, the Seine River is also home to charming riverside neighborhoods that exude Parisian charm. From the bustling streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the artistic enclave of Montmartre, we enjoyed glimpses of everyday life along the riverbanks, giving us a deeper appreciation for the city and its people.

Throughout the cruise, the knowledgeable guides provided fascinating insights into the history and culture of Paris. Their commentary added context to the sights we were seeing, enriching our experience and deepening our understanding of this remarkable city.

Of course, no river cruise would be complete without indulging in some delicious French cuisine. We opted for a sunset cruise with dinner on board, and it was truly a culinary delight. Savoring gourmet dishes while watching the sun dip below the horizon and the city lights come to life was an experience we will never forget.

In conclusion, our cruise along the Seine River was a highlight of our visit to Paris. From the stunning views of iconic landmarks to the tranquil beauty of the river itself, every moment was filled with wonder and awe. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, I highly recommend experiencing the magic of the Seine for yourself. It's an experience that will stay with you long after the journey is over.
Written 14 April 2024
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NNWSLARRY
Newport News, VA657 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We did the night time river cruise and I was not impressed, most of the sights were dark and hard to see. I complained that the audio guide should be also been done in English and I was informed he was speaking English? Very hard to understand. We did take the boat ride in the day time that stopped at various sites along the river and I found this a much better cruise, more to see and the availability of always catching another boat to the next stop.
Written 7 March 2024
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Lenny H
Auckland, New Zealand773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Definitely a must do, whether you walk a large or small length of the river. Lots and lots to see (and do if you’d like a break from the walking).
Written 15 February 2024
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Mark M
San Diego, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
seine cruise was a must do in paris, after we explored eiffel tower we enjoyed 1 hour cruise and it was fun ! thank you so mcuh
Written 24 January 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The city was founded on this river because it provides important transportation through the region. And the city grew up along it, starting with one of the islands in the center, and then branching out. Now there are many touring and sites along it, perfect for long walks. And consider a river cruise, especially one for dinner when you can see the bridges with floodlights.
Written 20 January 2024
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Benny B
Savannah, GA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
We enjoyed seine river cruiseandit was fantastic during the late evening. We had amazing view of Parisian scenery.
Written 20 January 2024
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Sharf
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the lively street markets, you'll be in awe of this beautiful city. Whether you're looking for a unique souvenir or just want to take in the sights and sounds of the city, La Seine Paris is the perfect destination for any traveler!
Written 25 December 2023
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