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The best boat trip on the Seine

I’m always being asked about the plethora of different cruises on the Seine, starting with “Is a boat trip on the Seine a good thing to do if we only have a couple of days in Paris?”  “Is a boat trip a tourist trap?”  “Should we spend the money on dining or just take a guided tour?” My reflex answer is “yes, definitely, make space for a boat trip no matter how short your trip.”  You’ll have a completely different perspective of Paris from the river;  the buildings are stunning and even more beautiful when lit in the evenings. The round trip can be relatively quick and you get to rest your, often very, weary feet. So many of the most important buildings were either built on the river or have unhindered views from it; the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, the Musée d’Orsay, the Louvre and everything on the 2 islands – Notre Dame, the Conciergerie and Saint Chapelle – never mind that every single other building seems to have its own individual style and story to tell so that you could travel the Seine for months and still see something else you hadn’t seen before. Yes, a boat trip can also be a […]

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