Tag Archives: FR – Paris Banks of the Seine

How To Spend A Day Island Hopping In Paris; Alison Browne; TravelAwaits

Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis are two of the oldest villages in Paris brimming with treasures to explore, and Ile aux Cygnes, a little further down the river, has a gem of its own. These islands in Paris can be visited in one day or more leisurely over a few days. And as with all things Parisian, they can be returned to over and over and each time bring new, captivating discoveries.

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When We Travel Again: 5 Things To Do In Paris, France; Femina

Check out these 5 places you must visit in Paris, France…

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First Time in Paris: 3 Day Art & History Itinerary; Thomas Dowson; Archaeology Travel

A beginners guide to Paris: 3 days of self guided walks, guided tours and a day trip to make the most of your time to see the best art and historical sites…

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Ode to the Seine, River of Romance; Elaine Sciolino; Literature Hub

She goes to the sea

Passing through Paris. . . .

And . . .  walks between the quays

In her beautiful green dress

And her golden lights.

–Jacques Prévert, “Chanson de la Seine” *

The Seine is the most romantic river in the world.

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Why is Notre Dame so famous, who built the cathedral and when?; Debbie White; The Sun

THE challenging redesign of Notre Dame’s historic spire has been opened to international architects days after a catastrophic blaze toppled the wood and lead beacon. The cathedral, which has survived almost 900 years of tumultuous French history, will remain closed for up to six years as a result of the devastating inferno.

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Paris: River bank booksellers seek World Heritage status; The Local

France – Paris, Banks of the Seine

The booksellers who ply their trade along the banks of the River Seine in Paris are seeking Unesco glory in recognition of their symbolic status in the French capital.

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Paris Turns Right Wing of Seine into Scenic Permanent Park; Leeron Hoory; Garden Collage

A new initiative in Paris is underway to turn the right bank of the Seine, one of the most iconic sites of Paris and a main expressway, into a permanent park. For the past 15 years, Paris has been closing two of the highway lanes on the Seine to create more greenery during the summer. The “Paris Plages” essentially turns the former highways into an urban beach, with sand, green areas, and lounge spots.

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Take a tour of the City of Light; Melo Villareal; Out of Town Blog

La Ville Lumière, or the “City of Light,” is one of many nicknames for Paris, France and was bestowed on the capital for two reasons.  During the Age of Enlightenment in 18th century Europe, intellectuals sought to promote science and the exchange of ideas, as opposed to intolerance and superstition.  Paris was regarded as a leading light of the cultural movement because of the city’s strong support of Enlightenment ideals.

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