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Pont Alexandre

It's been very cold, with temperatures in the 20’s-30's and we've been trying to find creative ways to enjoy the city while trying to keep warm. We have used the subway extensively to transport us from our apartment to the center of Paris and between the major sites.

Yesterday we took the Batobus, a hop-on, hop-off shuttle boat service along the River Seine. It was the last day that this service was going to operate until the spring. This is a great way to see some of Paris' major sites from the perspective of the river. We boarded the Batobus at the Champs-Elysees; these photos were taken just before boarding the boat.

Pont Alexandre, built between 1896-1900 for the Universal Exhibition and named after Tsar Alexander, is considered Paris' most ornate bridge.



View of the Eiffel Tower at night from the bridge. Pardon the grainy and off-focus photo but I had no place to rest my camera so it wouldn't shake.

A nighttime view of the Grand Palais from the bridge.

We have two more days here before flying back home. We were originally set to return on the 4th but my husband is on vacation until the 10th, so we extended our stay. I wished we had more time but work and the start of my French class are awaiting us.

Thank you everyone for stopping by and commenting on my Paris entries. It’s been a wonderful trip and I have enjoyed sharing it with you. À bientôt!

Comments (9)

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Maria, how fun that there is a hop on / hop off boat on the river Seine. I love the photos you took of the Pont Alexander III and the tower at night is amazing with the lights darting outwards.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your beautiful photos and experiences. I have really enjoyed traveling in Paris vicariously through you and your husband. I wouldn't mind visiting Paris again in the near future now. It sounds like you had the most wonderful trip and what a wonderful Christmas gift.

Enjoy the two more days you have in Paris and safe travels back home! Take care.

What fabulous photos! I love the lights! Enjoy the rest of your days in Paris (I am sure you will).

Love these photos! Like Kathy, I'm thinking that I need to re-visit Paris sometime soon.

Enjoy the rest of your time and I hope that the trip home isn't too taxing. Safe travels!


These are some great photos, too. Hope you're having a good Three King's Day!


I too am inspired to visit Paris now.

I hope you have a safe and easy trip home.

You had a great visit to Paris. Thank you for sharing. Good luck on the French.


I love that silly play on words -- the bato (bateau)-bus! Were you able to practise your French skills much during the trip?

Lovely photos, that's a gorgeous bridge.


No apologies necessary for these photos, they are fantastic!

Love the photos! Brrr!! Must have been chilly on that boat. So how did you do with your French?

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