Once we were out of the Paris suburbs, the scenery turned very green.
And, like just about anywhere, the houses along the the river are pretty nice!
Also since we're on the big river, there's much more commercial traffic, although since the river is big, they don't cause us much trouble.
Along with river traffic comes the big river locks.
One problem with that commercial traffic is that they create quite a bit of wake; not too much of a problem when you're underway but quite a problem when finding a place to spend the night. We've found that the best places are right at the locks because the barges have to go really slow either entering or leaving and, at some of them anyway, the tieups are very nice.
We spent one night above a lock with several commercial barges. It was the 4th of July and, because the weather was so nice, we celebrated with a swim and a barbecue with our peniche friends.