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16/03/2018

Paris bridge: discover which one you want to walk though first

Pont des Arts, Pont Alexandre III, Pont Neuf, Pont de l’Archeveché, Pont Notre-Dame, Pont de la Concorde, Pont auChange … There is not just a Paris bridge: they are a lot and each one is a fascinating engineering structureand sometimes a masterpiece of architecture.

The bridges that characterize this city offers so many scenic views, something that is even more evident in the islands of the city centre, Ile Saint-Louis and Ile de la Cité. You can walk through some of these bridges or you can go there by bike; sometimes you may need to go there taking the Metro.

The Pont Saint-Louis is a bridge in Paris that connects Ile de la Cité with Ile Saint-Louis. You can get there by line 4 of the Métrò, getting off at the Cité station. Pont Saint-Louis was designed by two architects, Jabouille and Creuzot, and then built by the engineers Long-Depaquit and Coste. It is a Paris bridge characterized by a steel structure and beams decorations. In addition to the metro, you can go there on foot or by bike. During sunny days you can also see street artists shows. The bridge of Saint-Louis has been scenario of several films such as “At the orders of the Fuhrer and at the service of His Majesty” (directed by Terence Young); “La Bourse et la Vie”, directed by Jean-Pierre Mocky. It is also part of the Assassin’s Creed Unity videogame.

The Pont de la Tournelle crosses the Seine and is the extension of anotherParis bridge of Ile Saint-Louis called Rue des Deux-Ponts. The features of this Paris bridge are its asymmetry and its decoration: a statue that represents St. Genevieve.

Pont Louis-Philippe is the Paris bridge that connects the Rive Droite with the Ile Saint-Louis. The Pont Louis-Philippe leads to Notre-Dame and Saint-Gervais districts. The bridge is huge: it is 100 meters long and 15.20 wide. The Louis-Philippe bridge can be reached from the Pont Marie Metro stop.

From Ile Saint-Louis you can walk throughPont Marie, historical monument of France since 1887 and one of the most famous Paris bridge. Its name is due to the engineer who designed and built it, Christophe Marie. Dating back to 1635, itis one of the oldestbridges in Paris. The structure is mostly brickwork and is characterized by 5 arches.

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