Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Seine River Cruise

There are many many MANY companies that provide Seine River Cruises in Paris, so I chose one that had a reasonable price, an easy embarkation point, and got good ratings for families with children.  Of course, I can't find the name of it right now, but if I do I'll come back and post it.

We walked down the river for a little while, because the guidebook was old, and sent us to a different place.  But we found it eventually!  The boat was parked right next to the bridge that takes you to the base of the Eiffel Tower.

They had these old painted pianos that people could play.  I thought it was funny that the sign was in English, and not French.

Once we were on the boat it was starting to get hot.  Maverick walked around and around the benches. Our boat was mostly empty, which was nice!

Not a bad place to park your boat!

Classic Parisian houses!

This bridge was so beautiful- and you can see this other boat going by- full of people!

This was a mural along a wall- it was an advertisement for fair trade coffee.

This is one of many many lock bridges all over Europe- couples write their initials onto a lock, and lock it onto the bridge, and throw the key into the water.

Cool faces on the edge of this bridge.

I was really glad we remembered the sunglasses, because it was a really sunny day!

I noticed that the spire of Notre Dame is the only part they've left dirty- it looks like the rest of it has been cleaned.  I wonder if that was on purpose?

The audio tour said that this is the skinniest house in Paris.

I wish we had done this river tour on the first day, because it would have helped us to orient ourselves in the city- either that or a hop-on/hop-off bus tour.  But in general, the bus tours are more expensive, and hard to get your money's worth with kids, because we can only manage to do a few things a day before they get exhausted/hungry/cranky.  Paris was great, and hopefully one day I can go back and see more of the Louvre, and Versailles!

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