Tag Archives: Seine

Le Zouave

I’m sure you’ve heard about the tremendous flooding going on in France. Many towns are half-submerged under muddy water and tearful families are taking stock of sodden treasures. In Paris, the Louvre and musée d’Orsay had to close, along with … Continue reading

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Faire une croisière

If you’ve been to Paris, you have most certainly seen the tourist boats that ply the waters of the Seine. Whether for a day cruise of the major monuments that dot the quais or a romantic dinner cruise that concludes … Continue reading

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Une voie piétonne

The Rive droite of the Seine is open to pedestrians for the first time since 1967. The project to adapt the route Georges Pompidou to allow cars and foot traffic to coexist was the brainchild of Paris’ mayor, Bertrand Delanoë. … Continue reading

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Les bouquinistes

One of the classic clichés of Paris is les bouquinistes – the book and souvenir sellers along the Seine.  The word bouquiniste (boocaneest) comes from the old slang word for book – bouquin – which is much closer to our … Continue reading

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Paris Plages

Why does Paris exist ? The Seine. It’s no accident that every major city your can probably think of is next to a body of water. An abundant source of water for daily life and transportation has always been absolutely essential.  … Continue reading

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