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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  • down the Paris will surely find many bridge Seini River especially around. One bridge, the shape is distinctive and full of historical value. Highly recommended along this area when the morning/afternoon. Around this area there are also a lot of cafe is certainly the price is a bit expensive. hehe
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  • Take a walk along the banks of the Seine, crossing bridges in Paris is required. This, however, is the most beautiful ... a real bridge-shaped sculpture.
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  • I adored this bridge, unique and indescribable! I could appreciate that both "Earth" that Nice cruise with the bateau moches, really touching! Pure art, I couldn't remove my eyes from him ...
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  • The bridge offers really nice panoramic views of the city of Paris along the Seine and is a really nice walk to experience. It’s open all the time and is really beautiful during any time of the day, especially during sunrise or sunset when the sun reflects against the view of the city or at night when the city is all lit up. Its proximity to all the main attractions of the city of Paris, makes it a prime location for those spending time in the city. Though it’s nice for a leisurely walk, at times, especially when the weather gets nicer and warmer, there may be more people along the walkway, since there are both walkers and cyclers that cross the bridge, so it may not be that favorable to some for a walk during that time. Also, the bridge can get cold during the winter as well as in the beginning of spring. Overall, bridge is stunning, and is a great opportunity for photos!
  • 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 ;)
  • Nice place. 19th century constructed Bridge has many tourist attractions. Many sales persons sell their articles and merchandise here. The major reason of tourist attraction is the Majical Sunset views. Nice architecture of the bridge, the bridge Constructed long time back but still looks very much contemporary.
  • It is a good spot for tourist taking pic. Safe and cozy place. It's historical bridge and brings us to feel living in the past..
  • It is the centre point of many of the Parisian landmarks. Beautiful things and places to see and visit.

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