As you may have noticed from my posts earlier this week, we are back from our trip to the US. I have some fun things to share from our week there, but while I’m attempting to organize way too many photos, please enjoy my very last post from our trip to Paris. (Who knew I could drag it out this long?)
If you travel often enough, you’ll inevitably come across places marked as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These are places that UNESCO has designated as culturally or physically significant. The list is extensive – as of today there are 981 places listed in over 150 different countries. Of these, I’ve only seen about a dozen, but I’m working on that. We aren’t yet at the point where we will travel somewhere just to see a UNESCO site, but if there happens to be one near us, we do make a point to check it out.
Visiting the UNESCO site in Paris was easy since the entire stretch of the River Seine in Paris from Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Eiffel Tower is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We walked this path at least five different times while we were touring Paris, and took pictures each time which explains the varying weather and daylight conditions in the following photos. While the Thames still holds first place on my list of “Prettiest Rivers In Europe”, the Seine comes in a close second. Besides its beauty, there is also a lot of history to be seen walking along the banks of the Seine. While my photos could never do it the justice it deserves, they’re all I have to share.
(Please ignore the fact that it looks like I haven’t slept or brushed my hair in six years in that photo. You’ll know it when you get to it. It had been a long day, okay?)
There are many Seine river boat tours available ranging in price from €10 for a one-hour open boat cruise to over €250 for a gourmet dinner cruise. Had time permitted, we probably would have taken one of the cheaper dinner cruises. I’ve heard good things about Bateaux Parisiens, so that may be a good place to start if you’re looking to cruise for a few hours. Whether you see it by day or night, walk it or cruise it, you can’t miss seeing the River Seine while you’re in Paris!
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