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Pont Alexandre III, Paris

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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 my favorite bridge in Paris. I love the gilded decorations. The bridge is anchored by 4 pillars with winged horses. Lampposts are also beautiful.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful bridges of Paris. Beautiful with their works of art. imposing and magnificent.
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  • Walk this bridge and observe the sculptures that are in it already is a charm, and it gets better still do the boat tour.
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  • DOV: 31Aug2006 Its a beautiful arch bride connecting Eiffel tower on one side. You must have a walk through the same in the evening if you are visiting Paris. There is beautiful dual golden horse statue with the wings on the same.
  • 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
  • Beautiful Bridge! Lots of photo ops! Make sure to go at sunset for a spectacular view of the Eiffel tower!
  • Must see in Paris. Pont Alexandre III, the bridge is definitely regarded as the most extravagant bridge in the Paris.it is classified as a French Monument. The arch bridge spans across Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower.

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Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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