Within Paris there are 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, one of the most photogenic areas of Paris, likely probably the most photogenic cities in the world!
Perhaps the best way to see and photograph the bridges of Paris comes from the Seine River itself. Countless river cruises is going to take you thru the key 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 because you will get little in the form of photographs. Save that to get a later time; it’s a primary reason to stay in Paris to begin with!
The majority of the large boats leave constitute the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower and those boats are “huge” carrying upwards of 300 passengers or even 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 attempt to get yourself a seat in front of the boat for the best views. The evening light is stunning so make an effort to be on one of many last river trips before sunset, it is a very photogenic time and energy to be on the river.
The river Seine and 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 things to see in Paris lie on its banks; like, the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musee d’Orsay and so much more.
Unlike in London, where the bridges are really long, you may find yourself utilizing the ones in Paris, as the river isn’t so wide, and because the bridges are extremely handy to where you stand and where you are going to want to go.
You can also have a boat ride on the Seine, and it’s quite romantic. There are a few different boat lines serving the river. You can have a meal or perhaps a drink. The main one I took was at nighttime, and lots 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 towards the Pont Neuf.
The Petit Pont (Little Bridge) is actually a sentimental favorite of mine as 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 within the same spot where first bridges over the Seine were placed.
Pont Neuf (the brand new Bridge) is actually a misnomer, for this is the oldest bridge over the Seine in Paris, dating back to 1607. Beneath it lies the stunning and romantic Square du Vert-Galant, a terrific picnic spot, as well as a place xobmso, at anytime, a few of the old-timers may be seen fishing. The bastions (rounded bow areas) from the bridge provide it with its charm and uniqueness.
Pont Alexandre III (named for Tsar Alexander of Russia) is by far the most ornate bridge in Paris, with its gilt, cherubs and lamps. It had been to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically for the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.