Enjoy the Seine

Enjoy discovering unusual spots along the Seine and making memorable moments.

The course of the river Seine between Paris and Le Havre lends itself to all kinds of activities. Discover the many wonders of this great river valley, the rich heritage of the cities of Paris, Rouen and Le Havre and enjoy the Seine and its surroundings to the full.

Unmissable panoramas along the Seine

From Paris to Le Havre, via Rouen, make the most of the scenery along the Seine.
Enjoy an unforgettable visual experience and let yourself be guided by the most beautiful views of the Seine Valley selected on this map.

In Paris

Enjoy the Seine and its surroundings in the French capital. You will appreciate trips along the river, riverside walks, the bridges, footbridges, restaurants, bars and guinguettes.

River cruises

There's no escaping them! River cruises are a must when visiting Paris. Cruise along the banks of the Seine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass under bridges of Paris, from the Pont de Sully to the Pont de Bir-Hakeim via the Pont Alexandre III and admire the loveliest museums and monuments in the capital.

Sightseeing tours (French, English, and many other languages) from the boat, lunches and dinners while cruising on the Seine, all tastes are catered for on Parisian cruises.

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Alone, with a loved one or with the family, strolls along the Seine River in Paris are full of surprises. Turn back the clock, enjoy the many green spaces, speed along on your bike and admire the breathtaking views of Paris, historic landmarks, and the festive atmosphere. From Parc Rives de Seine for a real breath of fresh air to the magnificent view of the Pont Alexandre III via the Ile de la Cité, the Pont des Arts and the Musée d’Orsay.

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During a stroll, take the time to have a drink or a bite to eat along the Seine. The offbeat Restaurant La Javelle (12th arrondissement) provides a relaxed and festive vibe with a terrace just a few steps from Bercy. Want to grab a bite to eat wherever you like on the quayside opposite the Musée de l’Orangerie and in the Tuileries Gardens? Mozza & Co (7th arrondissement), the mobile Parisian trattoria, will be happy to serve you with their Italian specialities. Want to experience an artistic space at the end of a stroll or visit in the capital? The Wanderlust (13th arrondissement) offers a relaxed atmosphere with music on the Austerlitz quaysides.

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As you explore the Seine, you will find plenty of refreshment and places to relax in the many riverside restaurants, bars, cafes and guinguettes.

At Le Havre

The Seine estuary offers a combination of history, nature, and industrial and maritime activities. With its unique light, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the Impressionists and the Fauves, this estuary marks both the end and the beginning of an adventure of which Le Havre is the narrator.

River cruises

‘Following the river, one reaches the sea’ (Plautus). River cruises provide a pleasant trip from a capital city to a world heritage site - Le Havre, a port open to the world -, a unique opportunity to take the time to fully experience the river and to disembark in the old commercial port in the heart of the city.

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A-ROSA Cruises

Avalon Waterways


At the mouth of the estuary spanned by the Pont de Normandie, come and explore the nature reserve, the second largest in France. You can choose to visit on foot or by boat. Weekend outings, events, hikes, there are many possibilities, including crossing the estuary with the boat company Vedettes Baie de Seine.

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Convivial spots

With a direct view of the port beyond the Seine estuary, in the Saint-François and Notre-Dame districts, take the time to taste a dozen oysters on the terrace at ‘Lili’, or linger at the Halle aux Poissons, which has become a vibrant, cultural, and convivial spot where Le Havre reinvents itself. Further on, on the Quai Southampton, the ‘Grand Quai’ and the cosmopolitan ‘The Architect’ face the liners in the port. To capture a full view of this estuary, a visit to the ‘Panorama’ is a must, unless you prefer to go directly to the ‘Bout du monde’ to taste some shrimps, whelks … and other tapas.

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