La Rive Droite (French pronunciation:
[la ʁiv dʁwat], The Right Bank) is most commonly associated with the river
Seine in central
Paris. Here the river flows roughly westwards, cutting the city into two: when facing downstream, the northern bank is to the right, and the southern bank (or
Rive Gauche) is to the left.
Owing to its association with places such as
Place Vendôme, the Right Bank can now be used to refer to a level of elegance and sophistication not found in the more
Left Bank. The Right Bank's most famous street is the
Champs-Élysées, but there are others of prominence, such as
Rue de la Paix,
Rue de Rivoli and
On 28 October 1993 Hungarian cult underground artist Simone Letriech released a series of short musical vignettes themed around the locality, entitled Right Bank Hank. Some of this work has subsequently been shared on various social media channels.