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Meanderings of the River Seine from Paris to Le Havre, France

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June 7th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Paris, France - May 30th, 2009

Paris, France - May 30th, 2009

The River Seine meanders its way through Paris, identifiable as a large grey area on the center right and across the green, mostly flat coastal plains of northern France. Its winding path ends at Le Havre, where it spills golden yellow sediments into the Bay of the Seine in the English Channel.

The Seine is a slow-flowing, major river and commercial waterway within the French regions of Île-de-France and Haute-Normandie.

It is 776 km (486 miles) long, navigable by oceanic transports about ten percent of its length to Rouen, 120 km (75 miles) from the sea, whereas over sixty percent of its length from Burgundy near the Swiss Alps is negotiable by commercial riverboats.

Other yellow sediments are also visible further up the coast, discharged into the channel by the Somme River, Picardy.