Within Paris you can find 37 bridges over the Seine River, many with interesting architectural features and most with an interesting history. The bulk of these are within the central tourism area between the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, just about the most photogenic areas of Paris, likely one of the most photogenic cities in the world!
Perhaps the easiest method to see and photograph the bridges of Paris is from the Seine River itself. Countless river cruises is going to take you through the main 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 form of photographs. Save that for a later time; it’s a primary reason to remain Paris in the first place!
The majority of the large boats leave constitute the vicinity from the Eiffel Tower which boats are “huge” carrying over 300 passengers or maybe more. For photography my preference is 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 yourself a seat in front from the boat for the best views. The evening light is stunning so try to be on one of many last river trips before sunset, this is a very photogenic time 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 sometimes end up along the Seine, because most of the favorite points to see in Paris lie on its banks; including, the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musee d’Orsay a great deal more.
Unlike inside london, where bridges are so long, you may actually find yourself using the ones in Paris, since the river isn’t so wide, and because the bridges are extremely handy to what your location is and where you are likely to want 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 a drink. The main one I took was at nighttime, and most of the sites were well lit for passengers’ enjoyment; a hostess gave a commentary over a microphone. The boat trip I took I caught below Pont Neuf, plus it circled the Isle St. Louis, then went up 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 a sentimental favorite of mine because it was just around the corner from my hotel on the rue de la Huchette and led me to the place I would personally usually begin my days in Paris: the cathedral Notre Dame. This bridge, dating from 1853, is in the same spot where the first bridges across the Seine were placed.
Pont Neuf (the brand new Bridge) is a misnomer, for this is the oldest bridge within the Seine in Paris, dating back to 1607. Beneath it lies the beautiful and romantic Square du Vert-Galant, a terrific picnic spot, along with a place xobmso, at anytime, a number 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 quite possibly the most ornate bridge in Paris, using its gilt, cherubs and lamps. It absolutely was to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically to the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.