STROLL ON THE QUAYS OF THE SEINE
THE ELYSIA LOVES THE QUAYS OF THE SEINE
Paris is known throughout the world for its architectural and artistic heritage. Cherished by the greatest artists and painters, the Seine has a considerable place in the hearts of our Parisians. Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the quays of the Seine are rich in history and full of treasures that are worth a visit.
Today, the quays of the Seine are still as much appreciated by artists who exhibit works of street-art or ephemeral art. These quays are also adored by tourists for their romanticism and their incredible views of Paris.
ROMANTIC STROLLS TO DISCOVER
Paris is the city of love. That's why we've selected for you some of the most romantic places along the quays of the Seine.
The first one is the Alexandre III bridge. Inaugurated during the 1900 Universal Exhibition, this bridge gives us a view on many monuments such as the Petit Palais, the Grand Palais or the Hôtel des Invalides. The barges docked along the quays offer a perfect place to sip a drink with your loved ones.
To continue our stroll, we cross the Pont des Arts. This bridge is known to be the most romantic of Paris, it also appears in innumerable scenes of films as in The Devil Wears Prada or The Fabulous destiny of Amélie Poulain. In the past, one could hang a padlock on the bridge to symbolize an eternal love.
We then advise you to cross the Pont Neuf. The oldest bridge of Paris, it shelters many bookshops and allows you to join the Ile de la Cité. On this one, we recommend you to join the square Vert Galant for a pause at the edge of water or to go to discover the splendid place Dauphine.
By continuing our way, we can then join the Saint-Louis island which offers us a panorama on the Notre-Dame cathedral. Real small city, the island seems isolated from the Parisian agitation. We discover there sumptuous private mansions, art galleries and the famous Berthillon ice house that we love!
Finally, we cross the Marie bridge to discover the Marais, historical district of Paris. To finish the walk, we recommend you to have lunch or dinner in one of the many delicious restaurants of the district.