Last revised: May 26, 2013                                                                                             

  Our 2nd day continues as we enjoyed a Seine River cruise similar to or
  boat tour on the River Thames  in London. It's a great way to learn the
 names  and locations  of various buildings and sights.
 Vacation.     ...

        On the Seine River!       

One of the most romantic and beautiful ways to see Paris is to take a sightseeing cruise up
and down the Seine.  We boarded our boat ride at a dock near the Eiffel Tower.

Three companies offer tours, and you see many other boats on the Seine as well.


 Over-priced dinner cruises were not recommended in travel guides. We watched it go by!


We boarded our river cruise about a half hour before sunset, and enjoyed some great views!

Our multi-lingual guide, with a great sense of humor, pointed out landmarks along the Seine.



The Grand Palais

The Grand Palais (the Big Palace) is the largest existing ironwork and glass structure in the world since the Crystal Palace in
London burned down. This immense belle poque exhibition hall was built for the Universal Exhibition (World's Fair) in 1900.

The Louvre` as viewed from our river cruise on the Seine.


Parisian Teens on a Saturday night 'mooned' our boat, but I wasn't fast enough with my camera!

Busy River Traffic!


Bridges always had a lot of folks waving to cruise boats.

Sun setting behind our boat, as the "City of Lights" comes to another life.


Beautiful sunset from our boat on the Seine!


        Pont Alexandre III        

Pont Alexandre III, is the most beautiful bridge in Paris. It was built for the Universal
  Exhibition of 1900 to carry visitors over the Seine to the Grand and Petit Palais. Named
  after Alexander III of Russia, who laid the foundation stone. Its decoration displays both
   Russia and French heraldry. A splendid link from the Champs-Elysees to the Invaldes.


 

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