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. Our Paris online trip planner makes visiting Pont Alexandre III and other Paris attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • One of the attractions less important Paris, this good visit when you go to walk aimlessly, but otrs there are priorities if you have little time
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  • Central point between many points of interest. The Golden angels are really quite beautiful. The view over the Seine is unique here.
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  • It's worth walking by this bridge just to see the beautiful restoration that is taking place. Our visit was on a sunny day is it glowed.  more »
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  • A nice place and environment. I went there with my friend, chose a table to order our food and I asked the waiter to do a favour and charge my mobile for me. Since I was a tourist there needed it to be fully charge to use the camera and google map. He refused to do so!!!! I asked again and he said I cannot do that. I asked the reason and he said " my boss asked to do not do that". I did not accept the NO answer specially for a restaurant that sells hamburgers for 20 euros. So I left the table and asked the guys behind the bar to help me with charging my mobile and they did it. I hope the "boss" reads my comment here. It is being very not service minded to treat your customers like that. You were lucky that I liked my hamburger otherwise could easily give you a one star grade due to the bad experience. If the guys behind the bar refused to help me, I would immediately leave the restaurant.
  • One of my favourite bridges in Paris. You can see the Eiffel tower, Les Invalides and are very near the sightseeing boat docks. The pavement is wide and you descend to the popular Faust bar. Just go there to enjoy the air and find out why so many wedding pictures are taken on the bridge.
  • Beautiful bridge in front of the Invalides museum! Gorgeous looking pillars with golden tops...the bridge is one of the most visited places in Paris and looks beautiful in the night.
  • That’s a unique bridge due to its architecture and golden decoration. It’s worth visiting during the day and night. It’s a good location to place a padlock ;)
  • Most romantic bridge of Paris. If you’re lucky you can see many bride and groom doing photo shoot.
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