Pont fever

It’s hard not to get infatuated with the going ons on Paris’ many bridges. The French kissing. The posing. The taking in the view. The architecture. The atmosphere. In fact, one could easily spend an entire week just exploring the thirty seven bridges that span the Seine. I have four favourites:

1 -The Pont Neuf for being the oldest and  most emblematic.

Les Amants du Pont Neuf

2 – The Pont des Arts because it’s THE PLACE to be for a bohemian picnic as the sun sets just to the left of that tower in the horizon.

Bohemian rhapsody on Pont des Arts

3 – The Pont Alexandre III for its sheer decadence and curvy cherubs. Want proof of just how cool this art nouveau construction is? Well, this is where James Bond jumped off in “A View to a Kill” in 1985.

oh la la, it's so art nouveau Paris

4 – The Pont Saint Louis connects the two islands in the middle of the Seine. Here, the huge metropolis takes on a small town feel with live jazz, maybe a freshly made crêpe or if you’re lucky enough to get a table at the corner cafe Esmeralda, you can take it all in whilst sipping a very Parisian diabolo menthe!

The beauty of the bridge that connects Ile de la Cité and Ile Saint Louis can be heard from far away

And here are some random shots that make me want to move to Paris so that I can soak up some more of that Pont fever:

The Seine by night is a must

Not a bridge, but a green lung on the tip of the Ile de la Cité with a magnificent view of the Pont Neuf from below

The Paris bridges are like catwalks for trendy mademoiselles

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2 comments on “Pont fever

  1. Wonderful photos! Those are four lovely bridges, indeed.

    Your blog looks great – good luck with it and happy travels to you and your family.

    Cheers from Sydney (and sometimes Paris).

  2. About Pont des Arts: that building shown, looking south, is l’Académie Française. The sun sets over the waters of the Seine, which in the photo is the right side. Look at the shadows on the dome… it’s already late afternoon.

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