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Pont Saint Michel
08-SEP-2012

Pont Saint Michel

Pont Saint-Michel is a bridge linking the Place Saint-Michel on the left bank of the river Seine to the Île de la Cité. It was named after the nearby chapel of Saint-Michel. It is near Sainte Chapelle and the Palais de Justice. The present 62-metre-long bridge dates to 1857.
The construction of a stone bridge was decided upon in 1378 by the Parlement de Paris after an accord with the chapter of the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, the provost of Paris, and the city's merchants. A location downstream of Petit-Pont was chosen, on the line of Rue Saint-Denis, from the Grand-Pont on the right bank and of Rue de la Harpe on the left bank. This allowed for a direct route across Île de la Cité.

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Mike H.05-Oct-2012 17:12
A grande view from a well chosen vantage point; superb!
Yiannis Pavlis05-Oct-2012 13:18
.Very beautiful composition and depth.V
Tom LeRoy05-Oct-2012 06:53
Picture Postcard view! What a wonderful perspective!V!
Ceya04-Oct-2012 19:17
Wonderful scene, José! V
John Reynolds04-Oct-2012 18:39
Beautiful view. V.
Fletcher Wildlife Garden04-Oct-2012 18:38
You had great weather for your photography with the blue sky echoed in the water. A wonderful riverside scene. V
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