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Posted on Thursday 23 September 2010 in Paris
Aside from the Eiffel Tower, the most iconic aspect of Paris may be its river, the Seine, and its tributary, the Marne, and travelers to the city of light should make a point to spend some time near these legendary waterways.
According to the New York Times, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy has been working to change the legal status of the area around the river to allow its further development. Yet, Parisians have been slowly moving back to the area regardless.
Part of the movement back towards the Seine has been centered on guinguettes, a mix of restaurant and dance hall. These establishments first appeared in the 18th century to get around a Parisian wine tax, according to the news source.
Now the guinguettes offer a unique way to take in one of the greatest city's in the world.
Some of the places offer more than just food and dancing though, such as the Musée Fournaise, located in a guinguette which is displaying an exhibition on the paint tube until the end of October.
Travelers on Paris holidays should be sure to spend some time down by the Seine.
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