The Seine River By: Adrien Cavanah
History • Joan of Arc’s ashes were thrown into the river after the burning of the stake in 1431. (Off the Mathilde Bridge at Rouen. • Napoleon put that he wanted to be buried on the banks of the Seine in his will when he died in 1821. • Summer Olympics 1900, the Seine hosted the rowing, swimming, and water polo events. (24 years later hosted rowing again.
History cont… • 1944, Operation Overlord. One of the Allie’s goals was to reach the Seine within 90 days of D-Day. • Paris Massacre of 1961, victims of this bloody feud were drowned. (Thrown off Point-Michel) • Bodies of suicide victims are often found. • Bodies of homicide victims are often found in the river as well.
Uses • The Seine is used to carry petroleum and building products. • Major highway for goods. • Connects Paris to ports and ports in other countries. • The Seine powers nuclear and thermal power stations.
General • Second largest river in France, 485 miles long • In Burgundy it is 1,545 feet above sea level • Flooding is rare but not totally uncommon • Picks up sediment on its way to the city of Paris. • Restaurants and homes border the river’s shore.