Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was built between 1787-91 by the civil engineer, Perronet, who used stones recovered from the demolition of the Bastille so that, it was said, "the people could forever trample the ruins of the old fortress". Widened in 1931, the bridge provides wonderful views of the Seine and the Concorde towards the Madeleine.

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Pt de la Concorde, 75007 Paris

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The 37 bridges of Paris

Unlike many other great world capitals whose rivers flow apart from the modern centre, the River Seine has always had pride of place in Paris. Indeed, the Seine’s Île de la Cité is still today one of the city’s geographical and institutional hubs. It’s no wonder, then, that Paris has so many bridges - 37 as of 2006 - to attest to the great river’s determining role in its history.
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