Saturday, August 1, 2015

Strolling Along the Seine



The DMS was lucky enough to visit Paris, France. We had an amazing trip and learned so much about French history. Plus, the views around every corner are breathtaking. We wish we could have taken our lovely readers along, but since we couldn't, we thought we'd share our travels with you...







Throughout our stay the DMS was excited to see many famous spots in Paris. Today we are spotlighting one of our favorites: The Seine River. Just moments from our hotel, we could follow the river to visit many of the historic places we wanted to see. Not only was the river beautiful to look at, but the book stands, crepe stands, and other assortment of cafes, beckoned us in.

A book stand along the Seine.

Once we were down off the streets, we saw another layer of riverside attractions, like boat tours and recreational areas.

Pont Alexander III with a glimpse at a riverside recreational/workout area (boards).
The distance from one bridge (pont) to the next, wasn't very far, and it was fun to see how different each one was. There are over 30 bridges in Paris alone! It also gave us a chance to choose which side of the river we wanted to walk on. So much to see on either side!


As night started to settle in the reflections off the river caught our eye, illuminating some magnificent sights! No wonder so many people sit along the banks in the evening enjoying good friends, family, food, and drinks.

Riding on the river.
People enjoying hanging out by the river.
What a view from the Seine at night! 


Have you ever walked along the Seine or ridden on it? Do you like to be near the water? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

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31 comments:

  1. How lovely. Thank you for taking us with you.
    I do love water. All of it. Salt water or fresh, moving or still.

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    1. Elephant's Child- I love water in all forms too. Something very soothing about it. :) ~L

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  2. My family went on a trip to Europe when I was eleven. I fell in love with Paris. We took a boat tour on the Seine. That was fun but Amsterdam was a better city to see from the water - food for thought for your next trip.

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    1. The Armchair Squid- How cool that you were able to visit Paris when you were 11. Sounds like a fun trip. I would love to visit Amsterdam- so if I get there I will definitely take a boat trip. Thanks for the suggestion! :) ~L

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  3. Great pictures! I've never been to Europe, but it's on my bucket list.

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    1. Kelly- I hope you get there- you will love it! :) ~L

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  4. I lived in Paris for many years and the Seine is a beautiful river. I once went boating on it but unfortunately there was an incident and I can tell you that it doesn't taste very nice.

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    1. Roger- How lovely that you were able to live in Paris. Your boating incident does not sound so fun. I am sorry to hear you experienced the Seine inside and out! :( ~L

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  5. Beautiful there; I liked how blue the sky was in one of the pictures :) Never been to the Seine, but did enjoy it through your eyes :)

    betty

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    1. Betty- It really was beautiful. The sky, the water, the architecture. Glad you enjoyed visiting with us. :) ~L

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  6. I love the book stands. I have not been to Paris yet but I have been to London quite a few times!

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    1. Patty- I would love to visit London! You can take the train underwater from England to France- so we almost went, but the train was booked because of Bastille Day. The book stands and bookstores are everywhere. The Parisians love their books! Yeah! :) ~L

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  7. I would so be the tourist there... I'd want to see all of Paris... it has a quality about it. I'm not sure I'd want to live there but visiting would be divine ♡

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    1. Launna- Visiting was divine. You love to walk- so you would enjoy walking to all the historic sights. We walked for sometimes 4 hours a day! :) It sounds like a lot, but we didn't even notice because we were taking in so much as went along. :) ~L

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  8. Our daughter went to France (not Paris). Now she wants live there. Love the pictures. But would have went with, if you would have asked. *wink* I'm glad you had such a great trip. I hope to go to Ireland SOON. :-)

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    1. Robyn- If your daughter moves to France one day then you will have a lovely place to visit. We only rode through the south of France, but it is so pretty. Ireland sounds like fun too! WE would have loved to have had you join us on our travels. :) ~L

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  9. Lovely pictures ! I love water but I never have been in Paris!

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! Water is one the places I feel happiest (any water). :) ~L

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  10. Lovely pictures ! I love water but I never have been in Paris!

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  11. Wonderful photos! It looks so magical :) And like a wonderful trip!!

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    1. Meradeth- It was so much fun and very magical. :) ~L

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  12. We only spent one night in Paris...I felt very out of my element. I found the female workers were alarmingly rude. We sat down in a cafe and said we just wanted coffee and the waitress said if we weren't eating, we had to move. She moved us over in front of the door to a very awkward location. Another woman snatched a shirt out of my hand in her gift shop, saying that wouldn't fit me. It was just bizarrely rude!

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    1. Stephanie- So sorry you had such a bad experience. We were lucky not to encounter any rude people. Were you in Paris recently? I can't imagine someone saying a shirt wouldn't fit someone else. That would leave a bad taste in my mouth too. Hope if you get there again you will come across the nice people and skip the rude ones! :) ~L

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  13. I don't recall having gone to the river when I was in Paris last, but it looks very nice and I can imagine the ride along it must have been fun! Lots of bridges and very scenic as well. Glad to know you had such a wonderful time and went to so many touristy spots!

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    1. Olivia- Savannah- If you get to Paris again you will have to stroll along the river. So much to see! All the bridges are so unique- it was fun to look at them. :) ~L

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  14. Amazing photos, loving it!

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  15. I visited Paris in 2002 and I didn't pay that much attention to the river either...possibly because I live close to quite a few clear water rivers. I did enjoy the view from the observation deck high in the Eiffel Tower, city as far as you could see in any direction. I went mostly to see the magnificent Louvre and Mona to critique what the fuss is all about. Still don't know.. :) Lovely photos!

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    1. Anna Maria- If you live near a few rivers then you are lucky for the nice views all the time. :) I loved the view from the Eiffel Tower too. We went to the Louvre and saw Mona. I thought the painting was going to be bigger for some reason! :) ~L

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  16. I love water views. I did take a boat ride along the Seine. I learned a lot from the guide. It was late fall, but I'd love to go again when it's spring or summer with everything in bloom.

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    1. Medeia- How awesome that you took a boat ride on the Seine too! Fall sounds like it would be nice too- but I hope you get to visit again during spring or summer. :) ~L

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