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Stroll along the quays of the Seine from our hotel Paris 7

Located in the heart of Paris, the 7tharrondissement is an incomparable district where historical monuments and contemporary discoveries mingle. We then imagined for you a walk on the banks of the Seine from our hotel in Paris 7, to take full advantage of the atmosphere and the riches of the district.


Your walk on the banks of the Seine in Paris from our hotel

Get your good shoes, your camera, and your best smile, and let’s discover the banks of the Seine from our 4-star hotel.

Start the walk from the Pont d’Iéna

Let’s start our journey with the famous Eiffel Tower, which you can reach on foot in less than 10 minutes, departing from our Parisian hotel. After admiring the Iron Lady, go to the Pont d’Iéna. This building connects the Eiffel Tower to the Trocadéro, and was built at the request of Napoleon Bonaparte at the beginning of the 19thcentury . Its name then refers to the battle of Jena, won a few years earlier by the Emperor against the Prussians. It was then the engineer Corneille Lamandé who was responsible for building, between 1808 and 1814, this 140-meter bridge, with 5 arches and decorated with imperial eagles.

The defeated Prussian general unfortunately does not stop there, and wishes to destroy the bridge. So, to avoid such an affront, the bridge was simply renamed Pont de l’École Militaire, and each eagle was removed from the eardrums.

Louis Philippe will later reassign its name and eagles to it, and will add 4 statues of horsemen (Gallic, Roman, Greek and Arab).

The Pont d’Iéna has been listed as a historical monument since 1975.


Stroll on the Quai Branly to go to the Pont de l’Alma

Extend your walk by surveying the Quai Branly, on the Left Bank of the Seine. Connecting the Pont de l’Alma and the Pont Bir-Hakeim, the quai Branly is the starting point for many cruises on the Seine, but there is also the Maison de la Culture du Japon, as well as the Quai Branly museum.

Join the Pont de l’Alma, sadly made famous following the death of Princess Diana in 1997 in a road accident in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel.

But if this tragic event remains marked in the minds, the Pont de l’Alma remains a majestic building, offering an exceptional point of view on the Eiffel Tower. It is also a rather surprising tool for evaluating the rise in water levels during major floods of the Seine, using the statue of the Zouave as a landmark, present on one of the arches of the bridge.

For the record, the statue of the Zouave was initially accompanied by 3 other statues (hunter on foot, artilleryman and grenadier) present on the first bridge of the Alma.

Built in 1856, on the initiative of Napoleon III, in memory of the victory in Crimea, the Alma bridge collapsed in the 1970s, and had to be replaced by a steel bridge 142 meters long. We then remove the 3 statues, to keep only the Zouave.


Direction the Pont Alexandre III by the Quai d’Orsay

Let’s continue our walk along the quays of the Seine, to the Pont Alexandre III. Let’s take, to reach it, the Quai d’Orsay, where we find the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Palais Bourbon (seat of the National Assembly), as well as the Hôtel de Lassay (residence of the President of the Assembly national).

Connecting the Petit and Grand Palais to the Esplanade des Invalides, the Pont Alexandre III was inaugurated in 1900, on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition. It stands out from the many other Parisian bridges by its geographical location, but above all by its architecture. We discover, at each end, 4 monumental pylons 17 meters high, on which gilded bronze pegasi are exposed. These 4 pylons then represent the Arts, Commerce, Science and Industry.

Arrived on theEsplanade des Invalides, you will enjoy this green space lined with lime trees which offers a breathtaking perspective on the most beautiful monuments of Paris.


Direction Quai Anatole France

continue our discovery of the quays of the Seine, joining Quai Anatole France. 585 meters long, it is located between the Quai d’Orsay and the Quai Voltaire. Let’s stop for a few moments on the Pont de la Concorde, where you will find, in front of you, the Musée de l’Orangerie, the Place de la Concorde, with its famous obelisk, and the famous Jardin des Tuileries. This huge French-style garden takes its name from the Tuileries Palace, which was built at the request of Queen Catherine de Medici, and which has now disappeared.

Separating the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde, the Tuileries Garden, designed by the gardener André Le Nôtre, is the ideal place for a walk between the ponds and the statues of Rodin, Maillol and Giacometti.


The Quai de la Mégisserie, near the Pont-Neuf and the Pont des Arts

Let’s continue along the Quai Voltaire, and pass the Quai Malaquais, to find ourselves at the Pont des Arts, also known as the Passerelle des Arts. Between the Louvre Museum and the Institut de France, this bridge, built between 1801 and 1804 on the initiative of Napoleon Bonaparte, is the first iron bridge in Paris. Reserved for pedestrians, the Pont des Arts has long been famous for the love padlocks put in place by lovers around the world. Unfortunately, they had to be removed in order to preserve the structure of the bridge, but the footbridge still offers a dazzling perspective of the Seine and the monuments of Paris.

Let’s cross the Pont des Arts, and go to the Quai de la Mégisserie. Long known for its nurseries and pet shops, the quay runs along the Théâtre du Châtelet and leads to the Pont-Neuf.

Built in 1578 at the request of King Henri IV, the Pont-Neuf is the oldest stone bridge in Paris, and is located at the end of the Île de la Cité. It is recognizable by its 12 arches, as well as its 381 macaroons, but also and above all by its equestrian statue of King Henri IV.


The Square du Vert-Galant

Let’s cross the first half of the Pont-Neuf, and stop at the Square du Vert-Galant, at the tip of the Île de la Cité. A tribute to Henri IV and all his mistresses, this green space now has the “Ecological green space” label. A title obtained thanks to the diversity of fauna and flora, very surprising for a park in the heart of Paris.

Place of choice for lovers, the Square du Vert-Galant is the ideal place for a romantic stroll or a romantic cruise on the Seine.


Île Saint-Louis

Upstream from Île de la Cité,Île Saint-Louis is the smaller of the two islands. In the historic heart of Old Paris, this little haven of peace is an invitation to relax and take a peaceful walk. You will be dazzled by the many 17th century mansions and their homogeneous architecture which give the appearance of a small bourgeois town to this discreet island.

You can stop for a few moments at the Saint-Louis church, before extending your walk to theÎle de la Cité, where the majestic Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral awaits you.


Your 4-star hotel near the banks of the Seine

Located in the heart of the 7tharrondissement of Paris, just a 10-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the banks of the Seine, the Hotel du Cadran welcomes you in a peaceful setting. You will stay in a tourist establishment tastefully decorated on the theme of vines and wine.

The rooms, bright and comfortable, have everything you need to spend a dream stay in Paris, and leave serenely along the quays to meet the beauties of the capital.

You will then benefit from the services of a 4-star hotel, to which are added exceptional services, such as the distributor of fine wines, served by the glass, or the wellness area, with swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna.

The 4-star boutique hotel Le Cadran meets all the conditions for staying in Paris in a dream setting, a stone’s throw from the most beautiful monuments of the City of Light.


Take advantage of a stay at the Hotel du Cadran to discover the quays of the Seine. Walk along the river, far from the hustle and bustle of Paris, and observe the capital with a different eye.