The Seine is a 777-kilometre-long (483 mi) river and an important commercial waterway within the Paris Basin in the north of France. It rises at Source-Seine, 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Dijon in northeastern France in the Langres plateau, flowing through Paris and into the English Channel at Le Havre. It is navigable by ocean-going vessels as far as Rouen, 120 kilometres (75 mi) from the sea. Over 60 percent of its length, as far as Burgundy, is negotiable by commercial riverboats, and nearly its whole length is available for recreational boating; excursion boats offer sightseeing tours of the river banks in Paris, lined with top monuments including Notre-Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and Musée d'Orsay.
Thousands of Parisians gathered in the streets around Notre-Dame on Monday evening and held a vigil on the banks of the River Seine after a devastating fire tore through the city’s beloved cathedral. France 24 - Published
From tourists gathered on the banks of the Seine to religious and state leaders from around the world, there was an outpouring of shock and sadness Monday night as flames ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral.. France 24 - Published
Notre Dame Cathedral, the beloved landmark in the heart of Paris, was engulfed in flames last night. The anguish and disbelief as Persians watched the historic structure burn soon filled social media...