Pont Alexandre III
Often considered Paris's most beautiful bridge, Pont Alexandre III was built in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition. It links the 7th and 8th arrondissements across the Seine, and its graceful arch... Read More
Often considered Paris's most beautiful bridge, Pont Alexandre III was built in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition. It links the 7th and 8th arrondissements across the Seine, and its graceful arch bears the arms of both Russia and France. The bridge is renowned for offering expansive views of nearby Invalides when you look towards the Left Bank, and breathtaking views of the Grand Palais when you gaze towards the Right Bank. It's adorned with beaten copper reliefs and gilt bronze sculptures and is a must-visit during Parisian walking tours. The banks of the Seine just underneath the bridge have recently been turned into a pedestrian zone, with entertaining distractions such as cafés and lounging areas that are supremely enjoyable in the warmer months. METRO: Champs-Elysées-Clemenceau or Invalides
between quai d'Orsay and cours la Reine
- Historic Sites: "You will likely catch glimpses of any one of the many just-married couples who pose wearing their wedding finery in, on and around the beautiful bridge for unforgettably picturesque wedding photos."
- Best for Historic Sites Because: This exquisite bridge anchors Paris between its Right and Left Banks and between Paris' iconic monuments, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.