Pont de la Tournelle, Paris

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Pont de la Tournelle, is an arch bridge spanning the river Seine in Paris.HistoryThe location of the Pont de la Tournelle is the site of successive structures.The first, a wooden bridge, was built in 1620. This bridge connected the Eastern bank of the Seine (le quai Saint-Bernard) to l'île Saint-Louis. It was subsequently washed away by ice in 1637, and again on 21 January 1651. A stone bridge was erected in its place in 1654. It was demolished in 1918 and replaced by the current bridge in 1928, after it suffered several natural disasters, especially the flood of 1910.The Pont de la Tournelle was intentionally built lacking symmetry, in order to emphasize the shapeless landscape in the part of the Seine that it bestrides. Consisting of a grand central arch that links the riverbanks via two smaller arches, one on each side, it's decorated on the Eastern bank with a pylon built on the left pier's cutwater, and a statue of Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, atop of the pylon, designed by Polish-French monumental sculptor Paul Landowski.The term "Tournelle" traces its origin to a square turret (tourelle) constructed at the end of the 12th Century on the fortress of Phillipe Auguste.Numerous scenes of Highlander: The Series were filmed along the Quai de la Tournelle near and underneath Pont de la Tournelle between 1992 and 1998.
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  • Genevieve statue is a bridge between Saint-Louis Island middle and on the left bank, but that Patron Saint of Paris on the left bank side of the bridge is being built. It is a late Roman period defended Paris against the barbarians and the Saint. Patron Saint was standing at the entrance of Paris, and had walls of Paris around the bridge of the 12th century that is. The accompanying wall turrets (Turner) is the origin of the name of the bridge.
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  • Cross this bridge at night has enchanting views of the Seine River and far is Notre Dame well illuminated. In my case it was a casual crossing since I went to Saint Germain and had taken a bus to arrive faster. It's the magic of Paris: If one pays attention to see beauty in the most unexpected moments.
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  • One of the bridges connecting the Left Bank to the Ile de Saint Louis - one of the two natural islands in Paris, the bridge offers views over the Cathedral de Notre Dame and is great for photos and se...  more »
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  • The bridge is not only a great place to have a romantic stroll or a leisurely walk but also offers really beautiful views of the city along the River Seine, connecting the Left Bank to the Ile de Saint Louis, one of the two naturally-made islands in Paris. I enjoyed crossing the bridge because I was able to see the beautiful views of Paris as well as island and the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. The architecture of this bridge is also beautifully designed and catches the attention of many from above. Even at night the bridge is a popular hub for enjoying concerts with talented artists. This bridge is a great place to take pictures, as at times there are couples posing for their wedding photos with the Notre Dame Cathedral in the back, and it’s pretty beautiful. Though there’s traffic, there is not as much as the other bridges and is therefore more quiet and to some more enjoyable.
  • Beautiful panorama of Notre Dame de Paris. Nearby quais good for spending a nice afternoon with friends.
  • One of my favorite spots
  • This bridge offers some great views on the Seine and the Notre Dame. That's why I like to choose this way to cycle to work. Everytime it awes me.
  • Very nice place. Lovers bridge
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