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Pont Alexandre III, Paris

Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 11,000+ reviews on the web
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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  • A beautiful bridge, with its Cherubim gilt filling the four columns of its pillars. On the one hand gives access to disabled persons beautiful place (in my opinion most beautiful day than at night, artificial light robs you beauty) and the other runs between the Grand Palais and Petit Palais until the Champs-Elysées.
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  • We walked along Pont Alexandre III - it was so nice. Again, we lucked out with the weather, it was fantastic!! 
  • This was, by far, our most favorite bridge on our recent trip to Paris. It's simply beautiful during the day, but really comes alive at night when the lights come on! Great place for a romantic walk w...  read more »
  • Nice bridge. Come and get your wedding pictures here! Watch out for the Gipsy, they will come to you pretending they are deaf and will make you sign a list and then you will have to pay them.
  • Probably the most beautiful bridge in the world. Both sides of the bridge are adorned by two huge pillars with a statue atop, while the bridge itself has many sizeable and mystifying carvings at various points of the bridge. The Tour Eiffel can also be seen a distance away. Many great photo opportunities here.
  • Nice bridge, nice view of the whole city of Paris from different perspectives. The bridge is close to many places deserve to be visited like the Small Palace, the Great Palace and the Army Palace.
  • The most beautiful bridge in the Paris. A friendship bridge between Russia and France a long time ago. Great gold statues
  • Perfect place for postcard pics. This bridge is adorned with ornate statues and light posts and over looks the grand palais, sien river and in the distance views if the Eiffel tower.
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