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 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.