Pont Alexandre III
Pont Alexandre III
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Neighborhood: 8th Arr. - Élysée
How to get there
  • Invalides • 3 min walk
  • Invalides • 3 min walk
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  • AlexanderD
    Jackson, New Jersey5,650 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Bridge, Great Views
    The Alexander III bridge is remarkable. It is a work of art and I was very impressed. Many people say it is Paris’s most beautiful bridge and they may be correct. There are also views of the Seine, with the Louvre in the distance but also the Hotel Invalides and the Grand Palau’s. There is even a decent view of the Eiffel Tower. They were doing repairs when I was there and so we didn’t get to experience the full thing but that’s okay.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • IrishRover
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania3,082 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand brindle in the city of lights
    If you are walking along the Seine between the Grand Palice and the Louvre it is hard to miss. A very spectacular piece of architecture. Also the perfect place to grab pictures at sunset. It is in my opinion the prettiest bridge of a city with many bridges
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 6, 2023
  • IQKaur
    Bengaluru, India493 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss it
    Somehow having missed this bridge on previous visits, we made a point to visit it this time around and I am glad that we did The bridge itself is very beautiful and offers great vistas over Seine. However the best part is after sunset when the bridge lights up and you can see lighted Eiffel as well from it. Worth visiting just for it even if you are not fan of architecture or history
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Estes
    Sydney, Australia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lavish and opulent
    This monumental bridge is a marvel to behold, with its grandiose design, intricate sculptures, and ornate lamps. If you're lucky, you might even spot a few of the local swans swimming about! A visit to this bridge is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 16, 2023
  • Haysa
    Blaxland, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A glittering grandeur
    My recent visit to Pont Alexandre-III Paris was nothing short of majestic. From its ornate facades to its lavish decorations, it had me feeling like royalty! I couldn't help but marvel at the sheer grandeur of it all. I'm sure it's a sight to behold even for the most jaded of travelers. I'm glad I made the trip!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Sharf
    London, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An historical and refined structure in the heart of Paris
    This historical bridge is a stately and refined structure that stands as an iconic monument in the heart of Paris. Its grandeur and beauty make it a must-see for any visitor to the city. Its intricate design and detailed sculptures make it a unique and memorable sight. A visit to Pont Alexandre-III is a must for anyone looking to experience the history and grandeur of Paris.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California17,019 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Most Ornate Bridge
    The most ornate bridge in Paris. We saw it from a river cruise, but I have also walked across. It was decorated for a big exposition and the lovely decorations, sculptures and lighting, remain to entertain us. Take a slow walk to admire it. You will also be in the midst of cultural institutions.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2024
  • Lenny H
    Auckland, New Zealand842 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Possible the best looking bridge in Paris
    A beautiful bridge, rain or shine. On overcast days the gold stands out even more. Ample photo opportunities. If you’re only going to visit one bridge, make this that one
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 14, 2024
  • Reservarlden
    London, United Kingdom709 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fine bridge
    Amazing majestic bridge providing fantastic views of central Paris and amazing scenery along the Seine. The grandeur of the brige is truly impressive and has to be the best of all the Paris bridges. Take a stroll over!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 18, 2024
  • Anuradha
    New Delhi, India1,242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand and beautiful
    Pont Alexandre III is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Eiffel Tower. The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city. Looks very beautiful while taking cruise on river Seine.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 27, 2024
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GalFromNY10
Geneseo, NY146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This bridge is well worth seeing for its sculptures and gilding, whether or not it affords an excellent view of the Eiffel Tower (which it does). It is centrally located, near the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais, as well as the Invalides. Be sure to visit it both on foot and from the perspective of one of the Seine boat rides.
Written January 26, 2020
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JednSasha
Stoke-on-Trent, UK2,652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
OK so it is pretty clear that I like bridges, not particularly into the architecture or even the history that much but I know a nice bridge when I see one and it is the bridges that often lead to some of the best of the other attractions..

This one named after the Tsar Alexander is one of the prettiest bridges over the River Seine and located at the bottom end of the Champ Elysees area so a bridge you may well stumble across when you travelling around the main Paris Landmarks.

Turn to the left before you cross the bridge and you can wander along the banks of the river to the Louvre or cross the bridge turn to the right and head off following the embankment to the Eifel Tower with many other sites along the way in both directions.

The bridge itself is very ornate and well lit up at night especially if your taking one of the many evening cruises along the Seine.

It has ornate lighting spanning the bridge and a number of gold painted statues along it's sides with a beautiful centre piece.

Worth a visit because of that and because it is so close and an access point to many other place of interest,

Close to the Place de la Concorde and serviced by the Concord Metro station.
Written March 2, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Paris has many terrific bridges spanning the Seine, so it's really difficult to determine the most beautiful one. But, for this one I can say is a most ornate one, named after the Russian emperor. Four statues with gilded horses adorn it - two on each bank, and there's a gilded coat of arms in the middle of the span.
It spans the Seine just after the Grand and Petit Palace towards the esplanade of Invalides. Excellent views of Eiffel from it, and you can descend down to the river beside it.
Written January 26, 2020
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eztravelertoo
Hockessin, DE99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are more than 60 bridges in Paris that span the Seine, but none is more ornate or impressive as this Beaux-Arts style, art nouveau embellished link between the right and left banks of the iconic river. Festooned with lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses it was named in honor of the Russian Tsar who engineered the Franco-Russian pact of the late 19th century. The best way to see the bridge is to walk it, from the Grand Palais on the Champs Elyseé (take the metro to Champs Elysee Clemenceau) and stroll across the bridge to the Invalides. For an added treat, visit on the weekend when local couples show up for their wedding photos here.
Written February 10, 2020
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,702 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Walking along Avenue Winston Churchill, we came to the Pont Alexandre III which is an arch bridge that spans the Seine River. It connects the Champs-Élysées area to the Invalides and Eiffel Tower. The bridge is a grand and wide bridge with 4 golden angles at 4 corners of the bridge. We crossed the bridge to see the Museum of Arms.
Written February 15, 2020
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susan c
Dallas, TX92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Spend some time looking at this marvel of engineering and design on one of your Paris walks. It's a great place to watch people and hear languages from all over the world. Wedding portraits, wedding day pictures, photo shoots, tourists taking photos or waving at boats passing below...It's a happening place to spend some time. It's also a great vantage point from which to take pics of the Eiffel Tower or watch it twinkle on the hour starting at 7:00 pm. The light display lasts 5 minutes and is surely worth a 1 minute video to the home as a souvenir.
Written November 3, 2022
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zktravels
Poland230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
(July 2019, not 2020) Had a fantastic time in this area. Everything surrounding me was full of beauty that made me stop every few steps taken to properly admire each detail. I highly recommend visiting it especially in the evening !
Written June 14, 2021
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Adela M.
Bucharest, Romania76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A great bridge from which, wherever you look, you see art and grandeur.
The Pont Alexandre III is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower. The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city. It is classified as a French monument historique since 1975.
Written March 5, 2020
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Fred M
Summerville, SC1,991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Pont Alexandre III is the best known and likely the most visited Paris bridge crossing the Seine. Wonderful gilded statuary and great views of attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, and Petite Palais. If hunger strikes, be sure to grab a freshly made crepe from the vendor on the bridge.
Written April 11, 2020
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Considered one of the oldest bridges in Paris you can cross walking or under by boat. It is a must to see and it's free!
It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower. The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city. It worth a visit!
Written August 27, 2020
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