Within Paris you will 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, probably the most photogenic areas of Paris, likely one of the most photogenic cities in the world!
Perhaps the easiest method to see and photograph the bridges of Paris comes 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 since you will get little when it comes to photographs. Save that to get a later time; it’s a primary reason to stay in Paris to start with!
Most of the large boats leave make up the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower and these boats are “huge” carrying in excess of 300 passengers or even more. For photography my preference will be the smaller boats leaving from Pont Neuf that carry fewer people and don’t serve food. Arrive at the cruise terminal early and then try to get a seat in front of the boat to find the best views. The evening light is stunning so attempt to be on one of the last river trips before sunset, it is 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 visit. Naturally, you will sometimes end up along the Seine, because lots of the favorite items to see in Paris lie on its banks; including, the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musee d’Orsay a great deal more.
Unlike inside london, where bridges are so long, you may actually find yourself utilizing the ones in Paris, because the river isn’t so wide, and since the bridges are really handy to what your location is and where you are going to wish to go.
You can also have a boat ride on the Seine, and it’s quite romantic. There are some different boat lines serving the river. You can enjoy a meal or perhaps a drink. The one I took was at night, and many 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, plus it circled the Isle St. Louis, then went up to the Eiffel tower, turned around just beyond that, circled the Isle St. Louis once more and returned me towards the Pont Neuf.
The Petit Pont (Little Bridge) is actually a sentimental favorite of mine because it was just nearby from my hotel on the rue de la Huchette and led me to the place I might usually begin my days in Paris: the cathedral Notre Dame. This bridge, dating from 1853, is incorporated in the same spot where the first bridges over the Seine were placed.
Pont Neuf (the brand new Bridge) is actually a misnomer, for it will be the oldest bridge on the Seine in Paris, dating back to 1607. Beneath it lies the stunning and romantic Square du Vert-Galant, a terrific picnic spot, along with a place xobmso, at anytime, some of the old-timers may be seen fishing. The bastions (rounded bow areas) of the bridge provide it with its charm and uniqueness.
Pont Alexandre III (named for Tsar Alexander of Russia) is quite possibly the most ornate bridge in Paris, using its gilt, cherubs and lamps. It absolutely was to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically for the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.