The River Seine is one of the undisputed emblems of Paris. This omnipresent wonder will accompany you on your visit to the French capital and offer you some of the most unforgettable walks in the metropolis. Its length of almost 800km make it the third longest river in France. On either of its two banks as it passes through Paris, you can experience a peaceful walk but also discover various treasures that will make your visit much more enriching. There are museums, floating restaurants and a host of attractions that you can't miss around the Seine! Our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation trains will take you to this beautiful country at high speed.
Some of the wonders of Paris are found in the vicinity of the Seine
. Here are the ones you shouldn't miss.
The architecture of the bridges that cross the Seine is astonishing.
In Paris, there are more than 30 bridges
spanning the Seine River, although some are more impressive than others. Let's review some of them:
● Pont Neuf
The Pont Neuf (which is French for “New Bridge”) can be accessed easily from the subway station of the same name (line 7). It is the oldest bridge in Paris and seems to be the longest one.
● Pont Alexandre III
This bridge is one of the most majestic bridges over the Seine. Built in 1900, it attracts attention with its flirtatious lanterns and statues. It connects the Champs-Elysées to the Invalides, making it an essential visit.
● Pont des Arts
The last bridge we will talk about is, in fact, the most romantic
in Paris, especially because of the hundred or so love locks that adorned it once. With a splendid view
of the Pont Neuf, it is ideal for a walk at sunset.
There is nothing better than enjoying the views of the Seine after enjoying the artistic collections housed in the museums
Some of the top museums
in Paris are located on the banks of the Seine. These are the must-sees:
● Louvre Museum
The Louvre Museum needs hardly any introduction. It is located a stone's throw from the Pont des Arts, and we recommend that you go there at your leisure to contemplate some of the most outstanding works: The Mona Lisa, The Venus de Milo or The Raft of the Medusa.
● The Musée de l’Orangerie
In the heart of the Tuileries Gardens, you will find this museum which is ideal for lovers of impressionism. The wonderful Water Lilies by Monet, as well as other masterpieces by Cézanne, Renoir or Matisse, can be found there.
● The Musée d’Orsay
Another museum dedicated to impressionism
is the Musée d'Orsay, one of the best art galleries
in Paris. Painters like Monet and Gauguin are waiting to take you on a tour about the 19th century art.
Some of the most iconic monuments in Paris can be enjoyed sailing on the Seine
The banks of the Seine are also home to some of the most special monuments in Paris. Which ones, exactly?
● Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower
is the most iconic monument
in Paris. Any time of day is good to climb to the top and admire the views of the city of love.
● Statue of Liberty
A curious monument you will find if you walk along the river bank is the Statue of Liberty. It is located exactly on the Île aux Cygnes and is 11m high. It symbolizes the friendship between France and the United States. In fact, it is oriented towards its New York counterpart.
Another attraction of the Seine in Paris are the floating bars, where you can have a drink in an exceptional environment. Take note of the most popular ones: Le Flow, Le Faust and Rosa Bonheur. While in the first you can enjoy an aperitif on its 360º terrace, the second is conveniently located under the Pont Alexandre III and has three different spaces. Finally, at Rosa Bonheur you can enjoy a delicious pizza made in a wood-fired oven, among other delicacies.