Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Many Bridges of Paris

Walking through Paris might be one of my favourite thing to do in the city, especially in the springtime.

As I am lucky to live right by the Louvre and minutes from the Seine, it is the ideal place to go walking. If you are looking for a morning walk followed by a fun afternoon I have just the itinerary for you!

From the Louvre, head right through the Jardin des Tuileries - the flowers are all in bloom and the fountains are flowing now!

Through place de la Concorde continue along the right bank to the next bridge, Pont Alexandre III. You can't miss it, it's the big golden bridge that is opposite the golden dome of Invalides. It's mad, I've been attending uni right next to Invalides all year but never seen it from this perspective.

Crossing this bridge to the left bank brings you one step closer to the Eiffel tower! Wandering along here there are many amazing bridges, the Pont d'Alma looks unassuming but if you cross it to the right bank you'll see the golden flame by the metro stop, donated by the USA as an exact replica of the one from the Statue of Liberty. This flame has now become a memorial to the late Princess Diana as this is above the exit of the tunnel in which the infamous crash that killed Diana and her fiance Dodie El-Fayed.

Continuing down Avenue de New York you'll walk to the next bridge, Passerelle Debilly. This footbridge is the best place for a Seine/Eiffel Tower photo and seemingly is becoming the new Pont des Arts - the old love lock bridge.

The final bridge on this walk (although there are many more) is the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, otherwise known as the inception bridge, featured in the film. This bridge is special as it is the only bridge which carries both people, cars and a metro train. If you take line 6 from Bir-Hakeim stop you'll get to experience one of the rare moments of beauty seen from a metro train as it rattles over the bridge above this picture.

From here you can run up the steps to Trocadero and head to another side of Paris!

Have a good week my loves!

Lots of Love, Kate xxx

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