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Les Berges de Seine
Type: Attractions, City, Free Attractions
Summer of 2014 was the first season people really got to enjoy this daring urban planning escapade undertaken by the city of Paris. What once was a freeway where speeding cars raced along the river... Read More
Summer of 2014 was the first season people really got to enjoy this daring urban planning escapade undertaken by the city of Paris. What once was a freeway where speeding cars raced along the river embankment, is now a completely pedestrian zone. Moreover, to encourage its citizenry's and visiting guests'usage of the area dozens of fun and entertaining distractions have been installed along the embankment from the Eiffel Tower all the way to the Assemblée Nationale. There are water fountains that freely spout potable flat and sparkling water; there are lounge chairs on barges with generous greenery surrounding them; there are art installations; underneath a bridge is a disco mirror with dance music blaring; there is a big chalk wall where you can write whatever you feel. And more. Go and discover it all for yourself. If you have kids to bring along, all the better.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Created only very recently out of what was once an automobile thoroughway, this pedestrian-only zone is now one of the best outdoor attractions in Paris.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Finally a designated pedestrian and recreational zone along the gorgeous and ever-entertaining River Seine. What took them so long?