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Summer evenings by the Notre-Dame


1.jpgYou walk from the Cathedral Notre-Dame through the small bridge "Pont au Double", you get down to the Seine river and find yourself on the ideal place for a summer evening. Several anchored boats, as the French call them "les péniches", offer a pleasant sitting with a soft swinging on the waves of the Seine. In spite of the fact that you are in the very heart of Paris, you will always find a free table.

Counting the fourth boat when walking from the Notre-Dame you are in front of a boat, in the underdeck of which there is a theatre stage with the name "La Nouvelle Seine" 2.jpg(The New Seine). The theatre which opend its stage only three weeks ago, thanks to the actress Audrey Vernon and her one man show "How to marry a billionaire" fill in very quickly.

A special place for Parisians, but attractive also for the tourists who do not speak French. On the upper deck of the boat there is a nice restaurant with fancy tables calling for a romantic night. In the second part of the upper deck there is a bar with a pleasant and witty service. When we ask the waitor for a drinks menu, he answers that he is the walking menu himself and quickly enumerates all th3.jpge drinks in the offer. With the glass of Porto and a tomato juice we opt for a "planchette" – a wooden tablet with a selection of cheese, salami and sald.
Nothing is missing for enjoying a perfect view on the close Notre-Dame cathedral. Behind the small metal round table you have the feeling that if you extend your hand you will touch 850 years old cathedral. La Nouvelle Seine is not only a bar, restaurant and theatre, but also a place for concerts and weekend brunches.
Right before the usherette asks the public to switch off their mobiles, I catch the texto typed by a man sitting in front of me: "I am going to see a theatre show on the boat by the Notre-Dame. It is magical." So Parisian, appreciate the present moment, enjoying the summer night program and of course to share it with the others.
After the performance and getting out of the boat La Nouvelle Seine we get attracted by the ambiance of the neighbouring „péniche“ named "Bateau Daphné", where we enjoy generous doses of lemon and coffee ice-cream accompanied by a fresh canned lemon beer.
Addres: La Nouvelle Seine: Port de Montebello – 75005 Paris.
M.D.D., Paristep