Paris sur Seine: the banks of the Seine

A walk along the banks of the Seine from the François Mitterrand Library to the Pont des Arts.

The banks of the Seine are a Unesco World Heritage Site. The walk is very simple, you just have to follow the Seine, you can start from the metro station "Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand" (line 14) then continue to walk along the Seine to reach the center of the capital. You will be able to discover some of the most beautiful monuments of Paris.

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Duration: 2 h.

National Library of France

National Library of France
The National Library of France is part of the great works decided by François Mitterrand. The books are stored in the towers, each in the shape of an open book.

Batofar

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Batofar
The batofar is a café-concerts-peniche on the banks of the Seine. The musical program is rather oriented towards electronic music. You can see the Simone de Beauvoir pedestrian bridge in the distance.

Josephine Baker Pool

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Josephine Baker Pool
This pool is actually on a barge. It can be covered or uncovered.

Charles de Gaulle Bridge

Charles de Gaulle Bridge
The Charles de Gaulle bridge is the last road bridge built. It connects the 2 train stations. You can see the Gare de Lyon in the background.

Garden of Plants

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Garden of Plants
The Jardin des Plantes is a botanical garden open to the public. In the distance, you can see the Great Gallery of Evolution. The garden also houses greenhouses and a menagerie.

View of the Quays

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View of the Quays
After the Jardin des Plantes, the walk takes place as close as possible to the Seine.

Saint-Louis Island

Saint-Louis Island
The island Saint-Louis is the second natural island of Paris.

The island of the city

The island of the city
The Ile de la Cité is the cradle of Paris. It is home to the Notre-Dame cathedral, the Hôtel Dieu (a hospital), the Sainte Chapelle, the courthouse and the Quai des Orfèvres, the headquarters of the judicial police.

The island of the city

The island of the city
View of the banks

The island of the city

The island of the city
View of the Pont neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris. You can see the many bateaux-mouches (riverboats) passing on the Seine.

Bridge of Arts

Bridge of Arts
The Pont des Arts (or the Passerelle des Arts) is a metal bridge for pedestrians. It connects the Institut de France in the 6th arrondissement to the square courtyard of the Louvre Palace.

Bridge of Arts

Bridge of Arts
Magnificent view of the Pont Neuf and the Ile de la Cité from the Pont des Arts. This is the walk to do if you come to Paris.
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