Since Roman times, the city of Paris has been built around the Seine River. Historic monuments, architectural treasures, docks, etc. The historic Paris is unveiled on the banks, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On foot or by bike, embark on a journey back in time from Gare d'Austerlitz.

We like to walk along the quays. Each time we marvel at these buildings with Haussmannian architecture, the bridges, the monuments!

From Trocadéro to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, I invite you to make a journey along the quays to discover Paris. You will have the chance to admire monuments, must-see museums and unforgettable views…

This ballad will make you discover the charm of Paris: one of the most beautiful ways to fall in love with the city of light!


On the docks, you will surely meet these famous open-air booksellers with their wooden displays. Over time, they have become part of the landscape along the Seine. We recommend you to stop to browse through the books on display.

The booksellers participate in the charm and animation of the quays. Today, there are more than 200 booksellers installed on the quays of Seine…

A few steps from the Place Valhubert, the Tino Rossi garden overlooking the Seine offers a museum of outdoor sculpture. During your walk, do not miss to wander between the works of contemporary artists like Brancusi, César or Zadkine. In summer, the banks welcome the dancers who come to practice salsa. Friendly and festive atmosphere guaranteed!

Before the bridge, take the flight of stairs to reach the Institut du Monde Arabe. With its atypical facade made of some 240 moucharabiehs, the building is the symbol of the marriage between Western and Arab culture. If you want to take a break, go to the top floor for an unforgettable meal at Zyriab, overlooking the Seine and Notre Dame Cathedral.