Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor, Paris

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Formerly known as passerelle Solférino, Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor is a footbridge over the River Seine and is considered one of the most scenic spots in Paris. You can stop by for a relaxing stroll while enjoying the sights and sounds of the city.

Crossing the Seine with a single span and no piers, this metallic bridge is architecturally unique and covered in exotic woods, which gives it a light and warm appearance. Its solidity is, however, never in doubt--at either end, its foundations are in the form of concrete pillars, and the structure itself is made up of six 150 ton components built by the Eiffel engineering company, Eiffel Constructions métalliques. Its innovative architecture brought Marc Mimram the Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent award in 1999.

The bridge also has benches where you can rest your feet as well as lampposts to light your way. To visit Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor on your holiday in Paris, and find out what else Paris has to offer, use our Paris family vacation planner.
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  • August 7, 2017
    After a lovely morning at the Musee d'Orsay, my kids and I gathered our love locks and headed across the walking bridge towards the Jardin des Tuileries. I pre-ordered my locks online before leaving t...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    This pedestrian bridge, which is at the height of the Tuileries garden, built in steel and wood, is my favorite place to sit and rest and observe the Seine ... on his charms is from wood, warm, relaxing ... no car, no smog, no noise! ... also my hairy love stopping here, because the temperatures are not as extreme as on the tarmac ... and he can lie down.
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  • June 29, 2017
    I visited this bridge after visiting Musee d'Orsay to enjoy the view of River Seine and to relax. There are love locks decorating the bridge and you can see many people exercising down near the river,...  more »
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  • July 19, 2017
    Beautifully designed walking bridge. Nice view of the river 'La Seine' and the famous 'bateaux mouches'. Do not miss the lovelocks..
  • September 3, 2017
    The place to be pour le street workout!!!!
  • December 27, 2016
    got to see the padlocks meant to symbolize eternal love..
  • May 4, 2017
    Very nice walk and view
  • August 4, 2017
    A pedestrian bridge with spectacular views. The Council has to go continually tearing locks people and paste, because the bridge would bear no weight.
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