Street, area of interest

Pont de l'Alma

Place de l'Alma - Quai Branly - 75008 Paris

Champs-Élysées - 8e Arrondissement

Description

Built in 1854 on the orders of Napoleon III, the Pont de l’Alma is situated in the western part of Paris. It became a household name all over the world in August 1997 after the tragic death of Princess Diana. It leads from the Paris Sewer Museum and the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac on the Left Bank to the reputed brasserie Chez Francis on Place de l’Alma, where you can find an exact replica of the flame of Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty. The Flame of Liberty has since become an unofficial memorial to Princess Diana. The Pont de l’Alma is decorated with four large statues including the one of the Zouave (French soldier), which was used to measure the level of the Seine when it flooded (today the Pont de la Tournelle is used to gauge the water level). There is a spectacular view of the Eiffel Tower from the bridge.

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Pont de l'Alma

Place de l'Alma - Quai Branly
75008 Paris

  • Subway - Alma - Marceau
  • RER - Pont de l'Alma
  • Bus - 42, 63, 72, 80, 92, Balabus

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