The Seine River splits the city into the Right Bank and the Left Bank. Paris was born centuries before Christ right here on the Ile de la Cité — an island in the middle of the Seine River. But the little Ile St. Louis, connected by a pedestrian bridge, is laden only with the delights of good living. In fact, it faces the River Seine, and the River Seine has been called by Parisians “the mirror of the city.”Rick: Ah, it’s a great people zone. They were all, you know, very wild vendors which were all along the River Seine like that.