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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  • The Pont des Invalides is a nice bridge linking the Rive Droite and the Rive Gauche of Paris. It is named after the nearby Invalides!  more »
  • There are many many bridges (Pont) over the river Seine. I would much prefer being on the Pont Concorde or the Pont de Alexandre. Both get you to the same area of Invalides. You can walk over and take...  more »
  • The Pont des Invalides is the lowest among the bridges over the Seine and you realize its size even better passing below on board the bateau-mouche. On the banks of the Seine is easily recognizable for the impressive four columns placed at the beginning on both sides.
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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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