Within Paris you can find 37 bridges over the Seine River, many with interesting architectural features and most with an interesting history. The bulk of these are within 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 best way to see and photograph the bridges of Paris comes from the Seine River itself. Countless river cruises will require you through the main 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 for a later time; it’s a primary reason to be in Paris in the first place!
The majority of the large boats leave make up the vicinity from the Eiffel Tower which boats are “huge” carrying in excess of 300 passengers or 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 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 the last river trips before sunset, this is a very photogenic time for you to be on the river.
The river Seine as well as its many famous bridges in Paris are memorable sites to see. Naturally, you will frequently find yourself along the Seine, because lots of the favorite points to see in Paris lie on its banks; including, the Louvre, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Musee d’Orsay a whole bunch more.
Unlike inside london, where bridges are really long, you may find yourself using the ones in Paris, because the river isn’t so wide, and because the bridges are really handy to where you stand and where you will desire 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 a drink. The one I took was during the night, and lots 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 once again and returned me towards the Pont Neuf.
The Petit Pont (Little Bridge) is actually a sentimental favorite of mine because it was just nearby from my hotel on the rue de la Huchette and led me to 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 throughout the Seine were placed.
Pont Neuf (the newest Bridge) is actually a misnomer, for it is 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 observed fishing. The bastions (rounded bow areas) from the bridge give it its charm and uniqueness.
Pont Alexandre III (named for Tsar Alexander of Russia) is probably the most ornate bridge in Paris, featuring its gilt, cherubs and lamps. It had been to represent French-Russian friendship. It leads majestically to the Invalides, where Napoleon is entombed.