Pont Alexandre III
Surrounded by gilded angels and adornments, with the dazzling Eiffel Tower in the background, the Pont Alexandre III is the ideal choice for an elegant Parisian engagement. The bridge connects the Champs Elyseés to les Invalides and is widely regarded as one of the most decorated bridges in the city, with golden cherubs and winged horses lending to the Beaux-Arts style. You’ll be amazed as the sunset hits the Seine and the bridge, making them both sparkle at dusk in an already magical locale
Drawing inspiration from the neighboring Grand Palais and the mythological story of Pegasus held by Fame, the 19th century arched bridge was considered an engineering marvel when it opened for the Universal Exhibition at the turn of the 20th century. And as such, it will remain a marvel in your Paris memories, along with the breathtaking photos you’ll have to share of the moment.
Connecting the posh Passy neighborhood to the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the Pont de Bir Hakeim brings sleek design and rich history to your proposal. The steel design and light-lined tunnel is an architectural marvel perfect for post-proposal photos - as long as you don’t mind the sound of the metro running above you. Renamed to commemorate French victory in the Battle of Bir-Hakeim, the bridge crosses over the Ile aux Cygnes (swans) with a statue - La France Resistant - marking the island. As you cross from luxurious Passy to the Eiffel Tower, you’ll feel enveloped by French history and architectural genius, a perfect setting for any proposal.
The oldest bridge in Paris, Pont Neuf brings a deep historical value to any medieval history buff or anyone who dreams of wandering along the Seine through stands of boquinistes . Though it was originally designed to withstand the weight of houses, it shortly became the first bridge in Paris without houses so as to not block the view of the Louvre from across the river. The conception and construction of the bridge spanned through the reign of three kings, eventually opening in 1607. Perhaps what makes the bridge even more intriguing, though, are the ambiguously grotesque faces set in stone running along the bridge’s side - some claim these to be the faces of men cuckholded by Henry XIV, or caricatures of the king’s mistresses, while still others say that perhaps these were the exaggerated faces of Parisians in the Middle Ages. No matter which version of the story you believe, you’ll have your own to tell as you cross over to the former home of La Samaritaine, from the exciting Latin Quarter into the depths of the Right Bank.
Pont des Arts
In recent years, the Pont des Arts has gained quite the reputation as the lover’s bridge, with a slew of love locks blocking any sign of the Seine. But even as the locks come down and a new bridge arrives in Paris, the spirit of all the lovers who have crossed it before, throwing their keys into the river, remains. Take your fiancée from the Louvre to the pedestrian bridge, home to many street musicians and now, art in lieu of the locks that once made the bridge one of the most well-known and visited in the city. With the Académie Française in the background, one would be hard-pressed to think of a more French location than this to pop the question. With boats filing down the Seine and Ile de la Cité in the background, the love of Paris and everyone else who has ever been in love in the city of lights will surround you during one of the most monumental moments of your life.