Travel Photography Photos tagged as seine
Here you can see one of the Vedettes du Pont Neuf tour boats docked at their quay found at Square du Vert Galant, which also offers a snack bar as well as day time and evening cruises to choose from.
The Vedettes du Pont Neuf boats can let over 500 people on just one tour, to experience the capital city of France as well as see everything from a different view along the River Seine in Paris.
In this photo you can see one of the Vedettes du Pont Neuf boats docked at the quay besides the Pont Neuf bridge where you can board on one of the tour boats to experience Paris.
A photo taken from the bank of the River Seine you can see the Pont de Bir-Hakeim bridge in Paris, showing the two tier bridge which has a Metro going over the top with a road and foot path beneath it, as well as many houseboats along the river's edge.
The Pont des Arts bridge, otherwise known as the Bridge of Love, or a Love lock bridge leads directly to the Institut de France, which can be seen here with its great architecture and large building to make a great place to visit.
From the other bank you can see one of the Vedettes du Pont Neuf boats at its dock along the River Seine, and above it you can see the equestrian statue of King Henri IV on the Ile de la Cite island.
This shorter section of the Pont Neuf bridge spans from the Ile de la Cite island, where this photo was taken, to the left bank of the River Seine, giving an insight to the great view you can see while crossing the oldest bridge in Paris.
There are numerous jutted out parts on the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris, known as Askew Piers, allowing people to sit down and relax, the areas once being a popular place to meet when the bridge first opened.
Here you can see the oldest bridge in Paris, the Pont Neuf, crossing over the River Seine to connect to the Ile de la Cite island which sits in the middle of the River.
In this photo you can see a boat passing the La Conciergerie, showing the great view they can get of the historical building which sites besides the River seine in Paris.
In this photo you can see the La Conciergerie from a distance and from the other side of the River Seine, showing transportation in the form of cars as well as a tour boat along the water.
Here you can see the River Seine which is free from any boats moving along it as well as the Eiffel Tower in the near distance showing behind some trees.
In this photo you can see the Ile de la Cite island which sits in the middle of the River Seine to the right, with a view leading down the river.
Here you can see a lovely photo of the River Seine which passes through the city of Paris as well as near the famous monument of the Eiffel Tower.
The Square du Vert Galant sits on the very end of the Ile de La Cite island in the middle of the River Seine and here you can see that people walk out to the very edge and enjoy the cool breeze as well as the view of the river and city.
The Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris (opened by King Henry IV in 1607). The 384 mascarons that decorate the Pont Neuf are its most outstanding feature. A mascaron, from the Italian mascarone (mask), is a sculpted head, often grotesque, sporting fantastical traits, such as pointed ears, horns, sea-shell crowns or beards made of bunches of grapes. On Pont Neuf, no two heads are identical. You could stand for ages examining the individual, often comical faces. We heard/read a few different versions of their origin. One story claims they are the faces of the King's friends who were present at his eleborate party at the opening of the bridge...another states that they're faces of the city's pickpockets and criminals. Over more than a century, since the last major restoration, the mascarons have been damaged and blackened by air pollution, acid rain and wind. The current restoration has replaced more than half of them with copies that have been sculpted in place. We walked along the banks of the Seine and under the bridge where we'd been warned to hold our breath (toilets are obviously difficult to find in Paris).