The Seine by Elaine Sciolino
This took me a long time to read because it gets pretty dense in the middle. The beginning is super interesting because we learn about Sequana, the pagan river goddess the Seine is named after and an archeological site at Bercy in Paris where hundreds of artifacts were found. Sciolino starts at the source of the Seine and follows it to the sea, stopping along the way in notable towns and cities. It really is a great story of the Seine and my only complaint is that perhaps it is too long in some parts.
Reading this had me adding more cities to my to-visit list of France and I’d say The Seine is a great read for any Francophile.
I was given a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review and I also purchased a copy for myself.