17 February 2013

#189 Bois-d'Arcy, France | FR-263555

Paris  is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. Its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe, with more than 12 million inhabitants.


The Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge that spans the Seine, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower quarter, widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in Paris. It is classified as a historical monument.

The bridge, with its exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses at either end, was built between 1896 and 1900. It is named after Tsar Alexander III, who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892. His son Nicholas II laid the foundation stone in October 1896. The style of the bridge reflects that of the Grand Palais, to which it leads on the right bank.


Property No #600

It's in the List of UNESCO as a part of Paris, Banks of the Seine.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO: 1991

Date of Issue: 2013 | Year of the Snake

Thank you, Sachiko (Sacha73) !

Received on: February 16, 2013
Travel time: 6 days
Distance: 1891 km (1,175 miles)

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