Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cruising at Seine River in Paris, France

Have you been to Paris, France? Did you experience cruising at Seine River? I was there! We had an unforgettable cruise at Seine River and was able to see Paris by night. The bad thing was that most lights were turned-off due to Paris participation on Earth Day last Saturday. The Eiffel Tower had dim lights compared to its normal lights being lit every night. At least Eiffel Tower was not totally in darkness. It was still a great experience cruising at Seine River. I will share more from our trip to Paris tomorrow. have a great evening to all!

thanks to my dear husband who took a lot of photos during our trip to Paris last Saturday March 28, 2009. In the background is the Eiffel Tower which was dimly lighted due to Paris participation in Earth Day.
The Seine River in Paris, France

The Seine (pronounced [sɛn] in French) is a slow flowing major river and commercial waterway within the regions of Île-de-France and Haute-Normandie in France and famous as a romantic backdrop in photographs of Paris, France. It is also a tourist attraction, with excursion boats offering sightseeing tours of the Rive Droite and Rive Gauche within the city of Paris. It terminates in the Bay of the Seine region of the English Channel and is navigable by oceanic transports about ten percent of its length to Rouen, 120 km (75 miles) from the sea, whereas over sixty percent of its length from Burgundy near the Swiss Alps is negotiable by commercial riverboats and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating.

There are 37 bridges over the River Seine just within Paris and dozens more spanning the river outside of the city. Examples in Paris include the Pont Louis-Philippe and Pont Neuf, the latter which dates back to 1607. Outside of the city, examples include the Pont de Normandie, one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world, which links Le Havre to Honfleur.



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