HD photos of the Pont de la Tournelle in Paris
The Pont de la Tournelle bridge in Paris was constructed in the 1920s and connects to the southern side of the Ile Saint-Louis island that sits in the middle of the River Seine, and as you will see from these photos we took, this more modern bridge is also the home to a statue of Saint Genevieve who is the Patron Saint of Paris.
High definition photograph of the Pont de la Tournelle over the River Seine in Paris
Here you can see a photograph we took of the Pont de la Tournelle as we were looking downstream from the Ile Saint Louis island, and although it was only completed in 1928, with its one central arch to allow for easier river traffic, this bridge looks far older than what it really is.
This photo shows the pylon with its statue of Saint Genevieve on the Pont de la Tournelle
In this photo of the Pont de la Tournelle, you can see the pylon, which stands around 14 metres high and you can just make out that there is a statue on top, which depicts Saint Genevieve who is the Patron Saint of Paris.
Picture of Notre Dame looking through the stone arch of the Pont de la Tournelle
While we were walking along the left bank of the River Seine we came across this very unexpected and unusual view of the famous Gothic cathedral, the Notre Dame de Paris, which we just had to take a picture of, when we stopped in the shade under the Pont de la Tournelle bridge.
View of iron gates under the Pont de la Tournelle in Paris
Standing underneath an arch of the Pont de la Tournelle, we took this picture looking through the railings with its locked gate over the River Seine to the arch on the opposite bank, and as you can tell, these guards have been put in place to stop people going in between too close to the rivers edge.
Photo of Pont de la Tournelle with its statue from Port de la Tournelle
While walking along the bank of the River Seine on Port de la Tournelle, having just passed the Jardin Tino Rossi and the Pont Sully, we took this photo of the Pont de la Tournelle bridge with its tall pylon and statue that was constructed a few years after the previous bridge had been demolished.
Picture of the Genevieve statue on the Pont de la Tournelle viewed from its northern side
This is a photo we took of the Pont de la Tournelle with its only decoration in the form of the monumental statue of Saint Genevieve, but if you look closely at the building in the image, at the very corner just underneath the large glass picture windows you will see it reads La Tour d'Argent, which is the name of a very famous gourmet restaurant in Paris.
Photo shows the back of the Genevieve statue on the Pont de la Tournelle
This particular photo showing the 14 metre high pylon and the back of the Saint Genevieve statue on top, which is located above the left bank pier and cutwater of the Pont de la Tournelle, and while crossing the bridge you will see a plaque located on it with details of the inauguration, etc.
High definition photo of the stone plaque on the Pont de la Tournelle
Here you can see an image of the stone plaque, which is located on the Pont de la Tournelle, which states that this bridge was opened by Gaston Doumerque, who was the President of the French Republic at the time and it names other dignitaries, the architects and politicians such as Georges Lemarchand.
Photograph of houseboats moored next to the Pont de la Tournelle
With the Ile Saint Louis to the right of this image, and houseboats moored opposite, in the distance behind the Pont de la Tournelle bridge, you can just see some of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which is located downstream of the River Seine.
View of the Pont de la Tournelle eastern side looking from Ile Saint Louis
From the Ile Saint Louis on the opposite side of the Pont de la Tournelle bridge to where the Musee Adam Mickiewicz and Salon Chopin are located, we took this picture looking over the River Seine towards the famous Tour d'Argent restaurant, which has panoramic views of the river and downstream to the Ile de la Cite island.
This view of Pont de la Tournelle shows its western side looking towards Ile Saint Louis
The Pont de la Tournelle goes over the smaller branch of the River Seine, and it was designed by Pierre and Louis Guidetti, after they won a competition for its design, taking into account lack of symmetry between the banks, and they were present at its inauguration in the late 1920s.
Photo of the Pont de la Tournelle road side name plaque
Located by the start of the bridge by the road, attached to a lamp post, you will be able to see a plaque stating the name of the Pont de la Tournelle, which actually replaced the older bridge that was too severely damaged to repair after the 1910 floods in Paris.
Picture of the Pont de la Tournelle stone arch and pedestrian walkway next to the River Seine
The Pont de la Tournelle is one of the many bridges in Paris, and this is an image we took looking underneath one of its stone arches at the Quai de la Tournelle, and this area provides a lovely walk along the river bank and a place to relax as you can no doubt tell.
High definition photograph showing one of the Pont de la Tournelle lamp posts
In this image you can see the view over towards the Ile Saint Louis island while we were standing virtually in the middle of the Pont de la Tournelle with one of its original lamp posts that were put in place when the bridge was constructed, which is in the same position as it was on the older bridges that dated back to the 1300s.
View of the Pont de la Tournelle east side facade looking towards Ile Saint Louis
This photo shows the Pont de la Tournelle which goes over the River Seine from the Quai de la Tournelle to the Ile Saint Louis island in between the Quai d'Orleans and the Quai de Bethune, which you can see in this image.
HD photo showing the quarried stone used to dress the Pont de la Tournelle in Paris
The Pont de la Tournelle actually seems a far older bridge in Paris than what it really is, which is due to the quarried dressed stone on its faces that you can see in this picture, which hides the fact this was constructed during the 1920s utilising reinforced concrete.
This picture shows the west side of the pedestrian arch on Pont de la Tournelle
We took this photo of the Pont de la Tournelle bridge from the quayside looking upstream as though you were heading towards the Institut du Monde Arabe, and even though it is not ever so historical, this bridge has been filmed numerous times and features in the Highlander series.
Photograph of the Saint Genevieve statue, the Patron Saint of Paris, that sits on the Pont de la Tournelle
We took this photo of the statue on top of the pylon that is located on the Pont de la Tournelle, which depicts Saint Genevieve, the Patron Saint of Paris, which was designed by the sculptor Paul Landowski in order to provide some decoration to this bridge in Paris.