Rive Droite


The arrondissements of Paris, with the river Seine bisecting the city. The Rive Droite is the northern part.

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. [1]

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 bohemian 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 Avenue Montaigne.

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.

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