Having spent a long time living in London, I’m now of the belief that a proper city has to have a river running through it.
A big river.
A river that can be called the lifeblood of the city.
As London has the Thames, so Paris has the Seine. Of course, I gravitated towards it.
I saw some very crowded tour boats chugging up and down, but it was later in the day and the tourists were out in force. The following morning I made sure I was up in time to get on the first trip of the day when it was much quieter. The light was nicer too.
The trip gave me a good overview, but now I’m thinking of how nice it would be to go back and do a long a walk along the banks and explore properly.
I really enjoy walking the Thames Path (even if, after 15 years, I’m still only about a third of way along it). I wonder if there’s a Seine Path?
I’ve put my photos into a Flickr album. Click on the photo below to access it.