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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paris, France - La Seine Boat Trip

Bridge of Arts (just behind : New Bridge)Image via WikipediaBy []Harry Preston
One of the most pleasurable ways to see Paris is from the waters of the Seine. A number of companies run river cruises, almost all with commentary during the day, and most offer romantic after-dark trips lasting several hours that reveal the city in a different perspective. The most coveted place is on the top deck during an evening cruise, from where you can admire the subtly lit monuments, while inside you can enjoy a three- or four-course meal and fine wine inside.

Starting points vary; some companies start from lower quayside locations close to the Musee du Louvre, others closer to the Tour Eiffel. Typically, a cruise starting at the Port de la Bourdonnais and heading west will pass under a series of bridges, such as the Pont d'lena, with the Tour Eiffel to the left and the Palais de Chaillot and Jardins du Trocadero to the right, and the two-tier Pont de Bir-Hakeim before turning back along the Seine in an easterly direction. The cruise will then follow a route under the Pont de l'Alma and the beautiful Pont

Alexandre Ill, with its four gilded bronze winged horses at either end. Look to the right and glimpse the gold dome of Les Invalides, while to the left stand the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais. From here, the boat will pass under the Pont de la Concorde, with the Place de la Concorde, although not really visible, to the left, and under the wooden structure of the Passerelle Solterino. A spectacular view of the Musee du Louvre on the left will now start to emerge.

Passing under the Pont Royal, the Pont du Carrousel and the Pont des Arts, one of the most romantic bridges in Paris, and on to the ancient Pont Neuf, where the river meets the lie de la Cite and divides, the boat takes a route past the cathedral of Notre-Dame and on to the lie Saint-Louis, before making a turn and following the route back to the starting point.

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