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"Sainte-Geneviève et Pont de la Tournelle" Pont de la Tournelle Tip by MM212

Pont de la Tournelle, Paris: 2 reviews and 8 photos

  Sainte Geneviève by Paul Landowski (Oct 09)
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  • Sainte Geneviève by Paul Landowski (Oct 09) - Paris
      Sainte Geneviève by Paul Landowski (Oct 09)
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  • Pont de la Tournelle (Oct 09) - Paris
      Pont de la Tournelle (Oct 09)
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  • With the Eiffel Tower in the background - Paris
      With the Eiffel Tower in the background
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One of the newer bridges across the Seine, Pont de la Tournelle links Île Saint-Louis with the Left Bank. Although it was originally a wooden bridge in the middle ages, it was rebuilt twice thereafter: first in 1656 and again in 1928 after its predecessor was damaged in the flood of 1910. The most interesting feature of the bridge is the graceful statue of Sainte-Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, sculpted by Paul Landowski, the sculptor responsible for the astonishing statue of Cristo Redentor towering over Rio de Janeiro.

Address: Pont de la Tournelle

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  • Updated Oct 9, 2009
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