Within Paris you can find 37 bridges over the Seine River, many with interesting architectural features and most with an interesting history. The majority of these are in the central tourism area between the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, just about the most photogenic areas of Paris, likely just about the most photogenic cities in the world!
Perhaps the simplest way to see and photograph the bridges of Paris originates from the Seine River itself. Countless river cruises will take you thru the main portion of the Seine, often while sipping on wine and eating good food. I don’t recommend this food and wine habit for photography however since you will get little when it comes to photographs. Save that to get a later time; it’s one reason to be in Paris to begin with!
The majority of the large boats leave make up the vicinity in the Eiffel Tower and those boats are “huge” carrying upwards of 300 passengers or maybe more. For photography my preference is definitely the smaller boats leaving from Pont Neuf that carry fewer people and don’t serve food. Arrive at the cruise terminal early and then try to get a seat in the front from the boat to find the best views. The evening light is stunning so try to be on one of the last river trips before sunset, this can be a very photogenic time and energy to be on the river.
The river Seine as well as its many famous bridges in Paris are memorable sites to go to. Naturally, you will frequently discover youself to be across the Seine, because lots of the favorite items to see in Paris lie on its banks; including, the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musee d’Orsay a great deal more.
Unlike in London, in which the bridges are really long, you may actually find yourself using the ones in Paris, as the river isn’t so wide, and furthermore, as the bridges are really handy to where you stand and where you are going to desire to go.
You can also take a boat ride on the Seine, and it’s quite romantic. There are some different boat lines serving the river. You can have a meal or perhaps a drink. The one I took was at night, and many 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, plus it circled the Isle St. Louis, then went up to the Eiffel tower, turned around just beyond that, circled the Isle St. Louis again and returned me to 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 for the place I would usually begin my days in Paris: the cathedral Notre Dame. This bridge, dating from 1853, is incorporated in the same spot in which the first bridges over the Seine were placed.
Pont Neuf (the New Bridge) is a misnomer, for it will be the oldest bridge on the Seine in Paris, dating back to 1607. Beneath it lies the beautiful and romantic Square du Vert-Galant, a terrific picnic spot, as well as a place xobmso, at anytime, some of the old-timers may be observed fishing. The bastions (rounded bow areas) in the bridge provide it with its charm and uniqueness.
Pont Alexandre III (named for Tsar Alexander of Russia) is quite possibly the most ornate bridge in Paris, with its gilt, cherubs and lamps. It absolutely was to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically towards the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.