We started walking about 8:30pm, crossing Pont Sully to Isle St Louis then onto the south bank where people gather on summer evenings.
Beautiful summer weather had enticed people out to the open spaces, the river bank, parks and playgrounds.
In these semicircular places some people danced, all styles! Others just picnicked and chatted with their friends.
This interesting railway viaduct carries trains across the river to Gare Austerlitz ….
which is quite close to Gare de Lyon on the opposite bank …. here with its clock tower visible.
Golden sunlight illuminates the Biblioteque National de France …. with quayside restaurants and a swimming pool in the foreground.
This enormous river cruiser was heading east with smaller boats …
but we crossed the river and turned back here … looking across to a new development aimed at regenerating this section of the city.
Another view of the viaduct …
then the sky turned pink, with the towers of Notre Dame sillouetted against the clouds ….
eventually the Eiffel Tower appeared on the skyline, soft in the late evening light …
the sun had disappeared behind the city buildings, dusk falling gently on this long summer evening,
and we were back at Isle St Louis, watching one last pleasure boat cruise along the Seine before we turned for home ourselves. This time tomorrow we will be in the air on our long flight home!