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Pont Alexandre III, Paris

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Widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in Paris, Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge spanning the Seine that connects the Champs-Élysées to les Invalides and the Eiffel Tower district. This picturesque bridge, built from 1896 to 1900, features exuberant Art Nouveau lamps and sculptures of cherubs and nymphs at either end. Be sure to look up toward the top of the massive columns to view four gilt-bronze statues of Pegasus held by Fames that watch over the bridge. You'll want to spend an adequate amount of time looking for the hidden images that are carved into the pillars and the arch of the bridge: water spirits, cupids, sea monsters, and more. Our Paris online trip planner makes visiting Pont Alexandre III and other Paris attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • My favourite bridge in Paris - loved it during the day but at night, wow! Perfect place for photos! Get to it by bike or scooter for ease 
    My favourite bridge in Paris - loved it during the day but at night, wow! Perfect place for photos! Get to it by bike or scooter for ease  more »
  • Beautiful and very well maintained monument. First bridge built in one piece over the Senne river. Nice views. 
    Beautiful and very well maintained monument. First bridge built in one piece over the Senne river. Nice views.  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful bridges around, but also a great place to take a picture with the Eiffel Tower as your backdrop. The bridge is big and the pavement for pedestrians on either side is very wide. Once night falls, it's also a great place to watch the Eiffel Tower light show that goes for 5 minutes at the start of every hour.
  • A very delicately decorated bridge full of history. I heard it’s even better to visit here during a sunny day. Anyway, the night view is already stunning.

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