The Rive Droite (French pronunciation: ​[la ʁiv dʁwat], Right Bank) is most commonly associated with the river Seine in central Paris. Here, the river flows roughly westwards, cutting the city into two parts. When facing downstream, the northern bank is to the right, and the southern bank (or Rive Gauche) is to the left.[1]

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

The Right Bank's most famous street is the Champs-Élysées, with others of prominence being Rue de la Paix, Rue de Rivoli and Avenue Montaigne.

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  1. ^ Fallon, Steve; Williams, Nicola (2008). Paris (7 ed.). Lonely Planet. ISBN 1-74059-850-4.