Pedestrians walking along the river bank
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Parisians flock to river Seine's 'new quays'

A multi-million euro redevelopment of part of the Left Bank of the Seine is drawing Parisians and tourists back to the French capital's famous river.

Les nouvelles berges - the new quays - is a haven for pedestrians, with restaurants and bars, concert-spaces and running tracks.

The river is also serving businesses, with goods for a leading supermarket chain now being delivered by boat.

Xavier Janc, Head of Seine river affairs at City Hall, explains the idea behind the redevelopment.

  • 14 Oct 2013
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