Pont des Invalides, Paris

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Although Pont des Invalides is most commonly known as the lowest bridge traversing the Seine, it holds historical significance as well. When you visit this site, be sure to learn its story, which starts in 1821 with Claude Navier. Navier once imagined a revolutionary bridge that crossed the Seine in one single reach, without any point of support in between. Due to cracks in some parts of the bridge and gradual settling, the project was abandoned before the bridge even made it into service. Find out how to plan Paris trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • This bridge is not one of Paris' most beautiful, but it does carry a lot of traffic and link up two important parts of town that are full of historic monuments. You might walk across it, but it's not ...  more »
  • The Pont des Invalides this on the Seine River, connects the Quai d Orsay ´ Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, is located between the Pont de l'alma and the Pont Alexandre III. The bridge is more beautiful bridge of Paris, situated in an area with many tourist attractions.
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  • Historic bridge on the Seine River, surrounded by four huge and absurd columns which culminate with as many winged horses. Aesthetically I found it ugly.
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  • Pont des Invalides sited in between the Pont de l’Alma and the Pont Alexandre III. From this lovely bridge, you will able to view the river and Eiffel Tower. Several tourist attractions like the Grand Palais, the Palais de la Decouverte science museum, Les Invalides and many more are in walking distances from this lowest bridge over Seine.
  • Good for picnicking with some friends!
  • Beautiful bridge, calm and serene.
  • A nice walk to or from the Eiffel Tower, This will give you an interesting taste of French military history. We were surprised how many times we had seen this bridge in old pictures and films without knowing where it was. The Pont des Invalides is a great place to enjoy the fabulous panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower and the perspective view of the Seine is quite stunning.
  • Some of best views in the city.

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