The Eiffel Tower as seen from Pont de l’Alma
Built in 1856, Pont de l’Alma connects Quai Branly, with its stunning new museum and Eiffel facing lawns, to the Golden Triangle, a fashionable neighbourhood bound by Champs Elysees, Avenue George V, and Avenue Montaigne. The bridge itself affords fabulous views across the Seine, towards the Eiffel Tower, best seen at sunset when it starts ‘dressing up’ for the night against a painted, stormy sky. A particularly melancholic note is added to this iconic setting with the knowledge that the bridge marks the spot where Lady Diana died in a tragic car accident nearly twenty years ago. It all adds up to create what is one of the most atmospheric views in Paris, one takes in its glamour, beauty, serenity, and wistfulness, in one frame.