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The most beautiful bridges of Seine | Paris

Paris, capital of France, is one of the most beautiful and famous cities in the world. The millions of tourists who visit this city every year are enchanted, among other things, from the legendary Champs-Élysées, the church of Notre Dame, the famous Louvre museum that is one of the most visited museums in the world, and the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris. Among the most beautiful areas, and therefore definitely worth visiting, there is also in the French capital along the Seine, the river that runs through Paris, in which stand many bridges. Here then is a brief guide to the most beautiful and famous bridges of the Seine.

Le Pont Neuf

Le Pont Neuf

The Seine, the river that runs through the center of the city of Paris, is crossed by as many as 37 bridges that each of it has its own history, which is more or less recent, and a charm of its own. 31 of these bridges are automotive, or crossed by cars and have two and four rail crossings. Pont Neuf, despite its name (actually means New Bridge) is the oldest bridge in the capital of France. Its construction was completed back in 1607. Built in stone arches crossing the Seine in the west of the city, it is rightly considered a historical monument of France and in 1991 UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. Another very old one, dated 1627, is also the Pont Saint-Louis.

Pont Alexandre III & Les Invalides

Pont Alexandre III & Les Invalides

In addition to these two there are so many other bridges of the Seine to remember. These constructions remind many historical moments that have marked the history of the city and the nation. An example of this is the Pont de la Concorde that was built during the French Revolution. Pont Alexandre III was built in 1900, on the occasion of Expo. Renovated in 1998, is considered the most elegant of the bridges of Paris. The most recent of the bridges that cross the river is the Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir. The property features a modern lenticular arc-chain and was opened in 2006.

Pont de la Concorde

Pont de la Concorde

Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir

Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir

The bridges on the river Seine may even increase in the near future and will always be more futuristic as there are plans about a huge inflatable bridge of about 30 meters consinsting of three parts. You just have to wait and see for yourselves.

Seine bridges photos by: francois de nordrest, paul dykes, a.g photographe, laura prospero

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