Pont Alexandre III, Paris

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Widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in Paris, Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge spanning the Seine that connects the Champs-Élysées to les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower district. This picturesque bridge, built from 1896 to 1900, features exuberant Art Nouveau lamps and sculptures of cherubs and nymphs at either end. Be sure to look up toward the top of the massive columns to view four gilt-bronze statues of Pegasus held by Fames that watch over the bridge. You'll want to spend an adequate amount of time looking for the hidden images that are carved into the pillars and the arch of the bridge: water spirits, cupids, sea monsters, and more. Plan your visit to Pont Alexandre III and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Paris itinerary maker.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful Parisian bridge, mythical share its gilding. I advise you to watch it on the banks of the seine in order to have a view from below (ideal for taking photos). There are statues of lizards below it, respecting the tones of the bridge. I recommend you go have a look.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Read the Oakland Art Museum went to the Nigerian experience the Grand 3 point shot photos, look we cool we cool the Varna River flows over the waves for free in Userboxes/Time really good things are worth the c ' est la vie!!
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  • August 17, 2017
    This point is beautiful and luxurious! You to and is looking at a long time because it's beautiful, luxurious, each detail thrills.
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  • July 11, 2017
    DOV: 31Aug2006 Its a beautiful arch bride connecting Eiffel tower on one side. You must have a walk through the same in the evening if you are visiting Paris. There is beautiful dual golden horse statue with the wings on the same.
  • September 2, 2017
    I shoot brides and brides to be on this bridge every week during the summer. It's extravagantly designed art deco reliefs and proud statues make it a favorite of most photographers I know. It's mine!
  • August 9, 2017
    Pont Alexandre III is the most beautiful bridge! I walked over 10 miles zigzagging through Paris to see as much as I could in my 1 day! Take a friend and a camera. I added another great day to my 4 week tour!
  • September 6, 2017
    A stunning bridge with its carvings, gold painted statues, and lamps..A great landmark in Paris ...Great to take photos with the Eiffel Tower at the background..Explore the area around as well..
  • August 29, 2017
    Beautiful place especially during the sunset and later in the evening when there are few people and you can have a wonderful postcard of Paris. Be careful from the scammers during the day.

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