Seine

By: Peter Ochoa

Seine Location

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Length

The Seine is 776 Kilometers long

Bridges

The Seine crosses under Pont de l'Alma, Pont Neuf, Pont Alexandre III, and 35 More

Special Buildings

The Seine passes by a lot of famous French buildings


  • Louvre
  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Concorde
  • Grand Palais
  • Petit Palais
  • The Cathedral of Notre-Dame
  • Sainte-Chapelle
  • More

Depth

The average depth of the Seine today is about 9.5 meters

Sewage

Untreated sewage has been released into the Seine

Passage

The Seine stretches from the commune of Source-Seine to the English Channel

Facts

  • The name Seine comes from the Latin Sequana, the goddess of Seine
  • Joan of Arc's ashes were thrown into the Seine
  • Napoleon wanted his body buried on the banks of the Seine
  • At the 1900 summer Olympics, the Seine River hosted Rowing, Swimming and Water Polo events
  • The Seine is a popular site for both suicides and disposing of murdered victims
  • During the 19th and 20th centuries, Seine inspired many artists like;

- Albert Marquet

- Raimond Lecord

- Camille Corot

- Alfred Sisley

- Henri Matisse