The river Seine splits the city of Paris in a unique way, creating two banks: the Left Bank, and the Right Bank (known in French as La Rive Droite). The Right Bank lies on the northern side of the Seine - and it's the "right" one because when you're facing the direction the river flows in, that's where it's located.
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Besides the mild differences in geography, the Right Bank also has a very unique set of tourist offerings: It's larger, it has more attractions, and it is home to some of the greatest museums on Earth. Check out New York Times' video to learn more about what 36 hours on the Right Bank is like.
Video via The New York Times