The Source of the Seine River

The source of the Seine River is located in Source-Seine, Burgundy on the Plateau of Langres in the department of Côtes d’Or. The park area is nicely kept and ideal for picnics and strolls.

This man-made grotto, built in 1865 above the Seine source, houses a statue of the nymph Sequana.

Source Seine

I did a bit of water-tasting.

We also passed through this little town, Billy-lès-Chanceaux, where we saw a somewhat bigger version of the Seine.

Billy-lès-Chanceaux and the Seine

Unfortunately, I do not have a photo of the full width of the Seine River. This one will have to do.

In Paris, the river’s width varies from 30m to 200m.

This photo is from 2014, and the padlocks are gone by now, removed by the city in June 2015.

Usuki Stone Buddhas – a National Treasure

Here we are visiting the Stone Buddhas in Usuki (more about this National Treasure at Kyushu Tourist Information).

Usuki Stone Buddhas

Usuki Stone Buddha park surroundings

Cherry blossom petals were everywhere near the end of the hanami season.

Stairs in Usuki

Bamboo forest in Usuki

Wandering crabs in Usuki

While watching our step going up the stairs, we also noticed quite a few river crabs working their way down.