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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Seine River: The Second Longest River in France
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Seine River

The Seine River (French: La Seine) is the second longest river in France, extending 780 km (485 mi) from Burgundy through Paris and Normandy before joining the English Channel at Le Havre.



Five interesting facts about Seine:

  • The river flows right through the heart of Paris bordering 10 of the 20 arrondisements.
  • In the 1st century BC, the Romans called the river Sequana.
  • There are 37 bridges on the river in Paris.
  • The average depth of the Seine today at Paris is about 9.5 m (31 ft).
  • In 1991, UNESCO added the banks of the Seine in Paris to its list of World Heritage Sites in Europe.

Seine Paris
The Seine, Paris

Seine River
The Seine, Paris

Paris
The Seine, Paris

Seine River
The Seine River from the Eiffel Tower, Paris

Seine
The Seine River from the Eiffel Tower, Paris

Seine
The Seine River from the Eiffel Tower, Paris


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