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The Seine for the People!

The city of Paris has had many transformations. Some of the most striking are along its lifeline, the river Seine. During the nineteenth century barge traffic and tow paths lined the banks, along with taverns and even floating bath houses.

The tow paths turned into roadways filled with car traffic in the following century, blocking access for the public's use and enjoyment. Now with the completion of the Berges de Seine, the waterfront of Paris, as in many cities, is being reclaimed for the people!

The Berges de Seine is an extensive and well thought out project featuring a floating botanical paradise, small shipping containers converted into pop-up cafes and shops, and even places to take a nap. There are a variety of rotating art exhibitions and an extensive schedule of live entertainment, workshops, and classes.

Don’t feel comfortable riding a bike through the streets of Paris? The mile or so stretch from the Musée d'Orsay to the Pont de l'Alma, has walking, jogging, and biking lanes, and Parisians are taking advantage of the river once again in droves.

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