☆ River Seine ☆☆ Bridges of Paris ☆
These thirty-seven bridges offer stunning views of the city seen from the river and recount thirty-seven wonderful stories of kings, battles, legends etc, to discover with the wind in your hair..
Since it was built in 1604, the Pont Neuf, Paris’s oldest bridge with its 385 sculpted masks and famous halfmoon-shaped turrets, has seen the entire history of Paris go by..
The Pont Alexandre III, star of the 1900 Exposition Universelle, is a celebration of Franco-Russian friendship with an exuberance of sculpted nymphs and garlands, bronze candelabras and gleaming gold equestrian statuary.. this bridge is a superb example of the steel architecture and ornate Art Nouveau style popular at the time..
The Pont des Arts – the haunt of lovers – is also a favourite place to linger for dreamers and picnickers, as is the Solférino footbridge, renamed Léopold Sédar Senghor and linking the Musée d’Orsay to the Tuileries gardens..
The city’s most recent bridge is the Simone de Beauvoir wooden footbridge, which links the weighty knowledge of the Bibliothèque Nationale library to the gardens of Bercy in a graceful, uplifting arch..
That leaves thirty-two bridges: discover your favourite..