The 777-kilometre-long Seine is one of the world’s most famous rivers, flowing through Paris and into the English Channel. It’s particularly popular with sightseeing vessels and multi-day cruises, while the city of Paris offers numerous parks and spots along the banks for picnics, sunset viewings and leisurely strolls.
The Seine is a picturesque natural attraction within the centre of Paris. It has become a popular hangout area for young and old, with many locals and visitors venturing down to its banks for afternoon drinks, evening cocktails and romantic walks at midnight when the city is illuminated in dazzling lights that reflect off the water.
It’s also the perfect river for a dinner cruise, with many of the city’s biggest attractions seen along the Seine, including the Eiffel Tower, Ile de la Cite, Louvre Museum, Petit Palais and Musee d’Orsay. Within Paris, you’ll find almost 40 bridges spanning the Seine, many of which offer a walk across history along with spectacular river vistas.
The Seine runs through the centre of Paris and has bus and trains stations along its banks, including Gare d'Austerlitz, Gare de Lyon and Gare de Bercy. You can also get there by catching the Paris subway to such stations as Bibliothèque François Mitterrand and Quai de la Gare.