Within Paris you will find 37 bridges over the Seine River, many with interesting architectural features and most with an interesting history. The majority of they are within the central tourism area between the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, probably the most photogenic areas of Paris, likely just about the most photogenic cities in the world!
Perhaps the easiest method to see and photograph the bridges of Paris comes from the Seine River itself. Countless river cruises will take you through the primary part of the Seine, often while sipping on wine and eating good food. I don’t recommend this food and wine habit for photography however as you will get little in the way of photographs. Save that to get a later time; it’s a primary reason to stay in Paris in the first place!
Most of the large boats leave make up the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower and those boats are “huge” carrying upwards of 300 passengers or more. For photography my preference is definitely the smaller boats leaving from Pont Neuf that carry fewer people and don’t serve food. Reach the cruise terminal early and try to get a seat at the front from the boat to get the best views. The evening light is stunning so make an effort to be on one of many last river trips before sunset, this can be a very photogenic time for you to be on the river.
The river Seine along with its many famous bridges in Paris are memorable sites to go to. Naturally, you will frequently discover youself to be across the Seine, because most of the favorite points to see in Paris lie on its banks; such as, the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musee d’Orsay a whole bunch more.
Unlike in the uk, where bridges are really long, you may actually find yourself using the ones in Paris, as the river isn’t so wide, and because the bridges are extremely handy to where you are and where you are going to wish to go.
You can also have a boat ride on the Seine, and it’s quite romantic. There are several different boat lines serving the river. You can have a meal or even a drink. The one I took was at night, and lots of the sites were well lit for passengers’ enjoyment; a hostess gave a commentary more than a microphone. The boat trip I took I caught below Pont Neuf, and it circled the Isle St. Louis, then went all the way to the Eiffel tower, turned around just beyond that, circled the Isle St. Louis once more and returned me for the Pont Neuf.
The Petit Pont (Little Bridge) is really a sentimental favorite of mine since it was just nearby from my hotel on the rue de la Huchette and led me to the place I might usually begin my days in Paris: the cathedral Notre Dame. This bridge, dating from 1853, is in the same spot in which the first bridges throughout the Seine were placed.
Pont Neuf (the New Bridge) is really a misnomer, for this is the oldest bridge on the Seine in Paris, dating back to 1607. Beneath it lies the stunning and romantic Square du Vert-Galant, a terrific picnic spot, along with a place xobmso, at anytime, a few of the old-timers may be observed fishing. The bastions (rounded bow areas) in the bridge provide its charm and uniqueness.
Pont Alexandre III (named for Tsar Alexander of Russia) is probably the most ornate bridge in Paris, with its gilt, cherubs and lamps. It absolutely was to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically for the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.