Pont Alexandre III

Paris France Tourist Information and City Guide

The tour boats that run along the Seine River in Paris pass under many beautiful and historic bridges.

The Pont Alexandre bridge is one of the most attractive bridges in the French capital.  It crosses the Seine near the Grand Palais (i.e. the glass roofed building in the distance).  On the far side of the river is the Invalides.

Pont Alexandre III in Paris France
Pont Alexandre Bridge, Paris

Pont Alexandre was constructed for the 1900 World Fair and named after the Russian tsar who had signed an alliance with France.

Visitors can enjoy a fantastic view of the Eiffel Tower from the middle of the bridge.  Decorations on the bridge include Art Nouveau lamps, nymphs, and winged horses.

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