Pont de l'Alma
Pont de l'Alma
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The area
Neighborhood: 8th Arr. - Élysée
How to get there
  • Pont de l'Alma • 2 min walk
  • Alma – Marceau • 3 min walk
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McCall E
Seattle, WA610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
Pont de l'Alma (the notorious Alma tunnel) located at Place de l'Alma in Paris, France is a moving spot for views of Paris and Princess Diana admirers. Located in the 7th arrondissement, this bridge was inaugurated by Napoleon III on 2 April 1856. The bridge has a length of 153 meters (502 ft) and a width of 42 meters (138 ft). It was designed by Paul-Martin Gallocher de Lagalisserie.

However, this area has a more sad and notoriously infamous history. On August 31st, 1997 Princess Diana and her companion Dodi Fayed (and driver Henri Paul) were killed in the tunnel adjacent to Pont de l'Alma. It also has another landmark of interest: an exact copy of the gold-plated “flame” that the Statue of Liberty holds in her hand. After the death of Princess Diana, this flame was constantly "vandalized" by Diana's admirers, and was covered with graffiti and posters. It has now been restored to its former glory but is still an area where you will find people visiting and leaving mementos and flowers.

There is also a small garden area above the underpass where people leave mementos and notes to the late Princess. It is a very moving spot and a must see for Diana fans.
Written February 8, 2015
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chattygirl7491
Franklin Ohio11,233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Walking towards our hotel after we had been hanging out at the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel tower is so tall it can be seen from quit a distance ... as you can see from one of the pics it's can been seen from the Diana Monument.. we happened upon the monument for Princess Diana .. died in the tragic car accident in the nearby tunnel. We hadn't know this was the place and it was sad but glad they have a memorial to give people a place to grieve. A lot of locks were on the structure .. I guess that's a thang there
Written October 16, 2017
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sipivu
Paris, France2,040 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
It is both a car and pedestrian bridge, which links the 8ème and the 7ème arrondissements. It is 153 m long.

The bridge was inaugurated by Napoleon 3 in 1856. It was named to commemorate the Battle of Alma during the Crimean War, in which the Franco-British alliance achieved victory over the Russian army on 20 September 1854. Each of the four piers was decorated with a statue of military nature: a Zouave, a grenadier, a skirmisher and an artilleryman.

The view from the bridge is very beautiful: you can see the Eiffel tower, the Musée du Quai Branly and the roofs of the Trocadero on one side; the Pont Alexandre 3, the quai d'Orsay, the floating docks and the top of the Eglise Américaine on the other side.

On the right bank side, the Flame of Liberty, an exact replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame, was by the International Herald Tribune newspaper in 1889 as a symbol of the Franco-American friendship. It has become an unofficial memorial to Princess Diana, who died in a car accident below the tunnel below the North end of the bridge in 1997.
Written June 7, 2015
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Quite important place, not just because of the bridge, which is quite nice, but more because it is the place where, in the infamous incident, princes Diana lost her life.
Written January 21, 2020
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Andrew
St. Albans, UK7,137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Pont de l'Alma a road bridge commemorates the Battle of Alma during the Crimean War, in which the Ottoman-Franco-British alliance achieved victory over the Russian army, on 20 September 1854. The original bridge was opened by Napoleon III in 1856 but was rebuilt in the 1970’s. All that remains of the original bridge is the statue of the Zouave (French soldier). The Zouave is easy to miss as it is situated on the one the bridge’s pier (i.e. just above the water level) hence its use in measuring flood levels: access to the footpaths by the river embankments are usually closed when the water level reached the statue’s feet; when the water hit his thighs, the river is deem too dangerous for boats to use. In 1910, the level reached his shoulders although the official measure of flood levels is taken elsewhere.

The bridge is close to the Pont de l'Alma tunnel where Diana, Princess of Wales died in 1997 whilst being chased by paparazzi.
Written November 1, 2019
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ruchitrips
159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Just love these bridges and walk along the Seine. Don't forget to notice the Liberty Flame which is an unofficial memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales.
Travel Fact - there is a statue of soldier under this bridge which is used by Parisians to measure the level of the River during floods.
Written July 22, 2019
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia13,650 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
But is not a great bridge.
It is functional and it is known for the view of the Eiffel Tower and also as the nearest bridge to where Princess Diana had her fatal crash.
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Written May 17, 2017
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ALG5
New Jersey126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
We cross this bridge many times while in Paris and it has one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower with the Seine in the forefront. Also near an RER C stop to go to Chateau Versailles.
Written February 11, 2017
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502ericaf
New York City, NY4,093 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016
we came here by chance and saw the tunnel where Princess Diana died, it was a very touching moment and i am glad we stumbled by this location, and you should come over here pay your respects too and take a look at the beautiful tributes that are left here until today by people from all over the world
Written January 25, 2017
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DaisyChain12
Hitchin, UK2,008 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
There are many locks on the chain around the flame memorial that people have left and flowers and Diana photos as it is above the tunnel where she died. We happened across this and took a few moments to look at it.
Written September 1, 2016
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