Pont de la Tournelle, Paris

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Pont de la Tournelle, is an arch bridge spanning the river Seine in Paris.HistoryThe location of the Pont de la Tournelle is the site of successive structures.The first, a wooden bridge, was built in 1620. This bridge connected the Eastern bank of the Seine (le quai Saint-Bernard) to l'île Saint-Louis. It was subsequently washed away by ice in 1637, and again on 21 January 1651. A stone bridge was erected in its place in 1654. It was demolished in 1918 and replaced by the current bridge in 1928, after it suffered several natural disasters, especially the flood of 1910.The Pont de la Tournelle was intentionally built lacking symmetry, in order to emphasize the shapeless landscape in the part of the Seine that it bestrides. Consisting of a grand central arch that links the riverbanks via two smaller arches, one on each side, it's decorated on the Eastern bank with a pylon built on the left pier's cutwater, and a statue of Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, atop of the pylon, designed by Polish-French monumental sculptor Paul Landowski.The term "Tournelle" traces its origin to a square turret (tourelle) constructed at the end of the 12th Century on the fortress of Phillipe Auguste.Numerous scenes of Highlander: The Series were filmed along the Quai de la Tournelle near and underneath Pont de la Tournelle between 1992 and 1998.
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  • Modern bridge (it replaced an old wooden bridge), it is topped, on the left bank side, of a very high statue of Ste Geneviève, the patroness of Paris, friend of Clovis, who looks not in the direction of Notre-Dame, but in that of where could arise the hordes Enemy. Departing from île St Louis, it leads to Quai de la Tournelle and the famous restaurant of the tour D'Argent. At its end was the Tower of la Tournelle (ancient walls of Philip Augustus) and the castle of the same name, infamous because the convicts that were going to be deported were imprisoned there. It allows a magnificent viewpoint on the bedside of the ND Cathedral and on the island of the city.
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  • The Left Bank of the Seine and the islet of Saint-Louis connects the Pont de la Tournelle, whose history dates back to the 1369 year. Like the rest of the ancient Parisian bridges, Turnel was sorely unlucky: its flooded Senovskaya water, it was blown into splinters by the ice of the opened Seine, the flood again "hit suddenly". And only in 1651 the Stone Bridge was built (which, alas, in view of erection whether Moldovans, or Tajiks), was demolished by another flood in 1910. And here in the place of predecessors Pont de la Tournelle in 1923-1928...
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  • The lovely place for walk and good pictures! There is a view to Notre Dame Cathedral and also you can see Eiffel Tower! In the warm days you can able to feed ducks and huge swans! It's super lovely!
  • Took a river cruise and pass this place that is clearly awesome too.👍👍👍
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