Top 5 MYTHICAL BRDGES IN PARIS
Cradle of fashion and gastronomy, the City of Light is also a precious jewel case that shelters numerous architectural treasures. History has a very strong place here and every street corner is full of anecdotes, secrets and traces of the past.
A remarkable fact, the City of Light is crossed by no less than 37 bridges, each of which recalls a passage in history, a real heritage! Parisian bridges are very often spectators of moments of life, meeting points and are a perfect setting for your couple photo sessions.
Each one has its own style, its own codes and is very often the link between historical monuments.
Alexandre III Bridge
I couldn’t start this selection without naming the Alexandre III bridge. Without doubt the most mythical of Paris, very often photographed, in colour or black and white … it is recognizable among so many others and marks in itself all the French know-how. It will offer you very fashionable and very aesthetic photographs. But above all, its major asset is the view it offers of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine by day and by night. Simply grandiose for mythical and iconic photographs.
As its name does not indicate, this is the oldest bridge in Paris. I love it just for the nosebleed! But why this name? In reality, when it was built, it was the first bridge without a dwelling and with pavements to shelter passers-by. It was therefore new because of its innovative nature. A feat that has led to it being listed as a historic monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It emanates a strength and rawness that makes the photographs very authentic.
This bridge is also a link between two historical places, the Quai d’Orsay and the Quai des Tuileries, to bring you to the famous Place de la Concorde.
Without doubt the bridge that most embodies the historical and emblematic dimension of Parisian bridges because of its rich history and all its modifications. It has that robust and epic stature that does not leave one indifferent. For history buffs, it is, in my opinion, the bridge that has the most experience and richness. Its strength and constancy can be a beautiful symbol for your Parisian couple photographs.
Bridge of the Arts
The Pont des Arts takes its name from the Louvre Palace, a temple of art which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
It is also called the bridge of love because of the many padlocks attached to it, symbolising unwavering and unshakeable love. A beautiful spot for more graphic and trendy photographs. You will also be carried away by all the love that emanates from this bridge and all the wishes of love and happiness that each couple has deposited. A perfect omen to symbolically mark this intense moment that belongs only to you.
If you want a little American touch, to find yourself in New York while remaining in Paris, the Grenelle bridge is made for you because it hides a replica of the Statue of Liberty just below. It is the perfect definition of renewal, after having completely collapsed it has been rebuilt. It is not necessarily the most aesthetically pleasing, but it offers a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower and is often overlooked. It can offer you unique and unprecedented photographs.
A style, a history, an identity, they are simply architectural treasures and wonderful spots to take pictures or simply discover the jewels of the City of Light.
Audrey – Director of the Paris agency