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 these are in 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 will require you through the primary 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 in the form of photographs. Save that for any later time; it’s one of the reasons to stay in Paris to begin with!
Most of the large boats leave constitute the vicinity in 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 then try to get yourself a seat at the front in 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 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 often end up along the Seine, because most of the favorite things 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, in which the bridges are extremely long, you may actually find yourself using the ones in Paris, since the river isn’t so wide, and because the bridges are so handy to where you stand and where you are going to desire 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 love a meal or a drink. The main one I took was during the night, 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 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 because it was just around the corner from my hotel on the rue de la Huchette and led me for the place I might usually begin my days in Paris: the cathedral Notre Dame. This bridge, dating from 1853, is within the same spot where first bridges across the Seine were placed.
Pont Neuf (the New Bridge) is really a misnomer, for it will be the oldest bridge on the Seine in Paris, dating back to 1607. Beneath it lies the gorgeous 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 seen fishing. The bastions (rounded bow areas) of 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, featuring its gilt, cherubs and lamps. It was to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically towards the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.