The 6 Most Spectacular Seine River Cities
A river cruise on the Seine is an experience that combines daydreams along the bucolic French countryside with stops in Paris, France's most dynamic urban centre, as well as stops at small cities like Les Andelys to see its 12th-century castle, Chateau Gaillard.See all Seine river cruises
Facts about the Seine river
How long is Seine river?
With 777 km (483 mi) the river Seine is the second-longest river in France (only the Loire river is longer). It's one of France's key commercial arteries and is one of the country's most navigatable rivers. It flows from east to west and for 13 kilometres (9 miles), it meanders through the middle of Paris.
Where is the Seine river located?
The Seine flows in a northwest direction across the northern part of France. It carves its way through small villages, bucolic swathes of countryside and France's most famous city, Paris.
Where does Seine river start and end?
The Seine river starts roughly 30 kilometres (18.5 miles) from Dijon, in Burgundy, and ends when it flows into the English Channel between Normandy's Honfleur and Le Havre.
What role does the Seine river play for Paris?
It passes by a number of major Paris attractions including Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, and the iconic Eiffel Tower. The banks of the Seine in the city centre are lined with walkways where you can stroll and admire the river's beauty, and in summer the riverbank promenades erupt in a riot of al fresco spots to drink and dine with views of the water.
Can I see UNESCO sites on a Seine river cruise?
Several of the main stops on a Seine river cruise are ideal locations to visit a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Palace of Versailles, the Palace of Fontainebleu and Chartres Cathedral.
How to pronounce Seine river?
The Seine [ /seɪn/, /sɛn/] is pronounced SEN. Consider how you pronounce the word "Send," but remove the "d" at the end.