The name “Seine” comes from the Latin Sequana, the Gallo-Roman goddess of the river. The Seine River is the second-longest river flowing completely in France. The Seine is 777 kilometers (483 miles) long river and is an important commercial waterway. The source of River Seine is a village named Source-Seine, 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of Dijon in northeastern France. Dams and locks normally keep the water level consistent, particularly in the Paris region, where the Seine’s traffic is especially heavy, in part because of tourists and other recreational vessels. The Seine is known for its romantic sightseeing boats, called “Bateaux mouches,” that drift up and down the river in Paris. I’d love to help you plan your trip to Paris, so be sure to pick up the phone and call me or send me an email.