Within Paris you will find 37 bridges over the Seine River, many with interesting architectural features and most with an interesting history. The majority of they are in the central tourism area between the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, just about the most photogenic areas of Paris, likely just about the most photogenic cities in the world!
Perhaps the easiest method to see and photograph the bridges of Paris is from the Seine River itself. Countless river cruises will require you through the main area 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 in the form of photographs. Save that to get a later time; it’s a primary reason to be in Paris to start with!
Most of the large boats leave constitute the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower and those boats are “huge” carrying upwards of 300 passengers or maybe 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 attempt to get a seat in front in the boat to get the best views. The evening light is stunning so attempt to be on among the last river trips before sunset, it is a very photogenic time to be on the river.
The river Seine and its many famous bridges in Paris are memorable sites to see. Naturally, you will often end up along the Seine, because most of the favorite points to see in Paris lie on its banks; including, the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musee d’Orsay and so much more.
Unlike in London, where bridges are really long, you may find yourself utilizing the ones in Paris, as the river isn’t so wide, and since the bridges are really handy to where you are and where you will desire to go.
You can also require a boat ride on the Seine, and it’s quite romantic. There are several different boat lines serving the river. You can enjoy a meal or even a drink. The main one I took was at night, and most of the sites were well lit for passengers’ enjoyment; a hostess gave a commentary spanning a microphone. The boat trip I took I caught below Pont Neuf, and it also circled the Isle St. Louis, then went all the way to the Eiffel tower, turned around just beyond that, circled the Isle St. Louis again and returned me to the Pont Neuf.
The Petit Pont (Little Bridge) is 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 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 within the Seine in Paris, dating back to 1607. Beneath it lies the stunning and romantic Square du Vert-Galant, a terrific picnic spot, as well as a place xobmso, at anytime, a few of the old-timers may be seen fishing. The bastions (rounded bow areas) in the bridge provide its charm and uniqueness.
Pont Alexandre III (named for Tsar Alexander of Russia) is quite possibly the most ornate bridge in Paris, featuring its gilt, cherubs and lamps. It absolutely was to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically to the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.