Within Paris there are 37 bridges over the Seine River, many with interesting architectural features and most with an interesting history. The majority of they are within the central tourism area between the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most photogenic areas of Paris, likely just about the most photogenic cities in the world!
Perhaps the simplest way to see and photograph the bridges of Paris comes from the Seine River itself. Countless river cruises will take you thru the main portion of the Seine, often while sipping on wine and eating good food. I don’t recommend this food and wine habit for photography however as you will get little when it comes to photographs. Save that to get a later time; it’s a primary reason to remain Paris to begin with!
Most of the large boats leave form the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower which 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 attempt to get a seat in the front of the boat to get the best views. The evening light is stunning so attempt to be on one of the last river trips before sunset, this is a very photogenic time and energy 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 lots of the favorite items to see in Paris lie on its banks; like, the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musee d’Orsay and so much more.
Unlike inside london, in which the bridges are extremely long, you may actually find yourself making use of the ones in Paris, since the river isn’t so wide, and since the bridges are really handy to what your location is and where you are likely to wish to go.
You can also take a boat ride on the Seine, and it’s quite romantic. There are a few different boat lines serving the river. You can love 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 spanning 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 towards the Pont Neuf.
The Petit Pont (Little Bridge) is really a sentimental favorite of mine since it was just nearby from my hotel on the rue de la Huchette and led me towards the place I would usually begin my days in Paris: the cathedral Notre Dame. This bridge, dating from 1853, is incorporated in the same spot where first bridges across the Seine were placed.
Pont Neuf (the New Bridge) is really a misnomer, for it will be 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, along with a place xobmso, at anytime, a number 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 probably the most ornate bridge in Paris, using its gilt, cherubs and lamps. It absolutely was to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically towards the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.