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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Paris holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A pedestrian bridge connecting the Tuileries and Orsay Museum, so passers-by will never. It is enough to have a bench on the bridge. Has a strange structure can be accessed both from the road on both sides of the step lower Seine. The name of the bridge are named from the poet as a member of the French Academy, was also President of Senegal.
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  • Pedestrian bridge near the Louvre. The bridge is attractive with multiple materials. On one side is a great statue of Thomas Jefferson who had a close connection to France  more »
  • This is not the original “Bridge of Locks” but is a relatively new substitute bridge located very close to the Musee d’Orsay. The original “Bridge of Locks” has had all the locks removed because of th...  more »
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  • The bridge offers great panoramic views of the city of Paris along the Seine and is a really nice walk. It’s open all the time and is truly beautiful during any time of the day, especially at sunrise or sunset when the sun reflects against the buildings in Paris or at night when the city is all lit up. Its proximity to the popular attractions of the city of Paris makes it a prime location for those wanting to be in the city. Though it’s nice for a walk, when the weather gets warmer, the walkway may be crowded, as it is shared by walkers and cyclers, so it is not that enjoyable and favorable for a walk during that time. In the same way, the bridge can get fairly cold during the winter and the beginning of spring. Overall, the bridge is stunning, and is a great opportunity for photos!
  • Such a fun bridge across which to walk the Seine. Pedestrian-only, which is nice.
  • Beautifully designed walking bridge. Nice view of the river 'La Seine' and the famous 'bateaux mouches'. Do not miss the lovelocks..
  • The place to be pour le street workout!!!!
  • got to see the padlocks meant to symbolize eternal love..
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