Beautiful Paris Bridges – Interesting Details..

Most Famous Bridges In Paris

Within Paris you can find 37 bridges over the Seine River, many with interesting architectural features and most with an interesting history. The bulk of these are within the central tourism area between the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, just about the most photogenic areas of Paris, likely one of the most photogenic cities in the world!

Perhaps the simplest way to see and photograph the bridges of Paris is from the Seine River itself. Countless river cruises will take you through the primary part of the Seine, often while sipping on wine and eating good food. I don’t recommend this food and wine habit for photography however because you will get little in the way of photographs. Save that for a later time; it’s a primary reason to be in Paris to start with!

A lot of the large boats leave form the vicinity in the Eiffel Tower and these boats are “huge” carrying upwards of 300 passengers or more. For photography my preference will be the smaller boats leaving from Pont Neuf that carry fewer people and don’t serve food. Reach the cruise terminal early and attempt to obtain a seat at the front of the boat to find the best views. The evening light is stunning so make an effort to be on one of the last river trips before sunset, this can be a very photogenic time and energy to be on the river.

The river Seine as well as its many famous bridges in Paris are memorable sites to see. Naturally, you will frequently find yourself over the Seine, because lots of the favorite points to see in Paris lie on its banks; like, the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musee d’Orsay and so much more.

Unlike in the uk, in which the bridges are really long, you may find yourself utilizing the ones in Paris, because the river isn’t so wide, and furthermore, as the bridges are so handy to where you stand and where you are likely to wish to go.

You can also have a boat ride on the Seine, and it’s quite romantic. There are several different boat lines serving the river. You can love a meal or a drink. The one I took was at night, and most of the sites were well lit for passengers’ enjoyment; a hostess gave a commentary over a microphone. The boat trip I took I caught below Pont Neuf, and it circled the Isle St. Louis, then went all the way to the Eiffel tower, turned around just beyond that, circled the Isle St. Louis once more and returned me for the Pont Neuf.

The Petit Pont (Little Bridge) is actually a sentimental favorite of mine since it was just around the corner from my hotel on the rue de la Huchette and led me for the place I would usually begin my days in Paris: the cathedral Notre Dame. This bridge, dating from 1853, is within the same spot where the first bridges across the Seine were placed.

Pont Neuf (the brand new Bridge) is actually a misnomer, for it is the oldest bridge over the Seine in Paris, dating back to 1607. Beneath it lies the beautiful and romantic Square du Vert-Galant, a terrific picnic spot, as well as a place xobmso, at anytime, some of the old-timers may be observed fishing. The bastions (rounded bow areas) from the bridge give it its charm and uniqueness.

Pont Alexandre III (named for Tsar Alexander of Russia) is by far the most ornate bridge in Paris, with its gilt, cherubs and lamps. It was to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically to the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.