Within Paris there are 37 bridges over the Seine River, many with interesting architectural features and most with an interesting history. The bulk of they are within the central tourism area between the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, probably the most photogenic areas of Paris, likely just about the most photogenic cities in the world!
Perhaps the easiest method to see and photograph the bridges of Paris originates from the Seine River itself. Countless river cruises is going to take you through 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 since you will get little in the form of photographs. Save that for any later time; it’s one of the reasons to remain Paris in the first place!
A lot of the large boats leave make up the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower and those boats are “huge” carrying in excess 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. Get to the cruise terminal early and attempt to get a seat in front from the boat to find the best views. The evening light is stunning so try to be on among the last river trips before sunset, this is a very photogenic time for you to be on the river.
The river Seine and its many famous bridges in Paris are memorable sites to visit. Naturally, you will often discover youself to be over the Seine, because most of the favorite points 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 London, in which the bridges are really long, you may find yourself making use of the ones in Paris, since the river isn’t so wide, and since the bridges are really handy to what your location is and where you are likely to want to go.
You can also take 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 perhaps a drink. The main one I took was at 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 again and returned me towards the Pont Neuf.
The Petit Pont (Little Bridge) is really a sentimental favorite of mine since it was just around the corner from my hotel on the rue de la Huchette and led me to 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 actually a misnomer, for this is the oldest bridge over 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 observed fishing. The bastions (rounded bow areas) of 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 had been to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically for the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.