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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The Pont Alexandre III is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower quarter. The widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city. It is classified as a French Monument historique.

Cultural associations

Films and videos
  • In the animated film Anastasia (1997), the bridge is damaged by Rasputin in an attempt to kill Anastasia, who in real life was the granddaughter of Alexander III of Russia.
  • In the film Angel-A it is the Pont Alexandre III from which Angela and André jump into the Seine.
  • In the film French Postcards, the final romantic scene takes place on the bridge.
  • In the film Midnight in Paris, the bridge is depicted in multiple scenes, including the final one.
  • In the film Ronin, the spy team meets some arms dealers under the bridge on the Right Bank.
  • In the film A Very Long Engagement, Marion Cotillard's character kills the character played by François Levantal under the bridge.
  • In the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill, Bond (Roger Moore) comes to a halt at the bridge in a hijacked Renault 11 taxi.
  • Adele's music video for the song "Someone Like You" was shot on the bridge in 2011.

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