The bridges of Paris are an intriguing world unto themselves. There’s never enough time to see all the sights in Paris, but there’s no excuse for not spending at least a few hours reveling in the beauty and romance of these structures that are always open and free. And the time of year doesn’t matter — they are enchanting year round. There are a total of 35 bridges to choose from within Paris proper.
The oldest standing bridge across the Seine in Paris, this bridge links both banks with the Ile de la Cite — the island in the river where Paris began centuries ago. The skilled medieval architecture is still breathtaking from any angle.
Portrayed by artists for centuries, this Left Bank bridge still inspires painters and photographers today. You’ll see why when you cross over it and discover the dozens of flower sellers who brighten it all year round.
The third oldest bridge in Paris, the Pont Royal is a Right Bank landmark where movie studios have placed romantic couples since the 1920’s. This is the only public bridge in the city that still allows anglers to fish off its ancient sides.