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Pont Alexandre III, Paris

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Bridge Landmark
Widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in Paris, Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge spanning the Seine that connects the Champs-Élysées to les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower district. This picturesque bridge, built from 1896 to 1900, features exuberant Art Nouveau lamps and sculptures of cherubs and nymphs at either end. Be sure to look up toward the top of the massive columns to view four gilt-bronze statues of Pegasus held by Fames that watch over the bridge. You'll want to spend an adequate amount of time looking for the hidden images that are carved into the pillars and the arch of the bridge: water spirits, cupids, sea monsters, and more. Plan your visit to Pont Alexandre III and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Paris itinerary maker.
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  • This is the most impressive bridge in the world. Its a must see when in Paris. So ornate its amazing. Its hard to belive its "just a bridge". For sure art like this is never made anymore.  more »
  • Loved all the Paris bridges. Make sure to find the one with all the locks on it - put there by couples in love with their names on it. Also do the river tour so you understand all the history of the b...  more »
  • There is some irony in that some of the most famous bridges are fairly workman like in use, i.e. The Pont Neuf which crosses the Seine to Notre Dame is extraordinary from the river or walkways below i...  more »
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  • The whole Paris is beautiful, so this is no exception. You can see the lovely Eiffel tower from here. The bridge is very beautiful, with Pedestrian Path along.
  • Beautiful sight. And bar options just bellow, great to meet new people. One of my favorite spots in Paris
  • It is not always the high rise building that give you the best view of the city. Trust me, these bridges in Paris offer you the most!
  • Beautiful Bridge! Lots of photo ops! Make sure to go at sunset for a spectacular view of the Eiffel tower!
  • This bridge is one of the prettiest in Paris. From the bridge it offers excellent views of the city and monuments. The statues and gold work on the bridge are truly impressive.