Hotel Bleu de Grenelle

Walk on the bridges of Paris!

Categories : Discover Paris, published on : 10/6/23

Paris is renowned for its historical monuments and emblematic sites. But while strolling along the Seine, we discover another facet of its beauty: its bridges. They are true architectural masterpieces that tell the history of the capital. From the Hôtel Bleu de Grenelle, embark on a stroll across the bridges of Paris !


Start your walk from our hotel in Paris 15

Ideally located for visiting the greatest monuments in Paris, such as the Eiffel Tower or the Hôtel National des Invalides, the Hôtel Bleu de Grenelle is also the perfect starting point for discovering all the most beautiful Parisian bridges.

You will then have the pleasure of staying in a 4 star hotel cozy and modern, in a room with a view of the Eiffel Tower or the rooftops of Paris . Comfort is at its peak and allows you to experience an unforgettable stay in the 15th arrondissement. From breakfast to a small cocktail enjoyed at the bar after a day of sightseeing, the establishment is an invitation to calm and rest, a stone's throw from the riches of Parisian and French heritage.

It is from here, after a good night's sleep, that our walk begins to discover the most beautiful bridges in Paris . Follow us !


On the way to the Bir-Hakeim bridge

Leaving the Bleu de Grenelle hotel, turn left and walk straight for 15 minutes (or take metro line 6), until the first bridge of our walk: the Bir-Hakeim bridge .

This first stop takes us past a two-story bridge , built during the 20th century, and more precisely in 1905. Formerly called Pont de Passy, it will be renamed Pont de Bir-Hakeim in 1949. Its name refers to a won battle by France on the Germans.

Spanning the Seine between the 15th and 16th arrondissements of Paris, this two-level bridge offers a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower . The first level is reserved for metro line 6, while the second level is dedicated to pedestrians, bicycles and cars.

Anecdote: from the center of the bridge, it is possible to access Swan Island using a small staircase.


Head to the Pont d’Iéna

Let's stay on the left bank of the Seine, and walk along the Quai Jacques Chirac to get to the Pont d'Iéna . Facing the Eiffel Tower, in the extension of the Champ-de-Mars park, this stone bridge, classified as a historic monument, connects the Iron Lady to the Trocadéro gardens.

Built during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte at the beginning of the 19th century, this stone bridge , 140 meters long and 35 meters wide, is a tribute to the victory of the French armies over Prussia. It is characterized by 5 arches, but above all by the imperial eagles decorating each pillar. We also discover 4 statues, built at the request of Louis Philippe, representing a Gallic rider, a Greek rider, a Roman rider and an Arab rider.

Offering a superb view of the Trocadéro and the Eiffel Tower , this bridge, classified as a historic monument, always attracts many visitors.

Good to know: if you want to discover pretty views of the Iron Lady, go to the Debilly footbridge , 600 meters further. Connecting the 7th and 16th arrondissements, this pedestrian bridge features a metal structure decorated with charming ceramic tiles.


Continue via the famous Alma bridge

Let's continue our walk to the intersection between the Quai Jacques Chirac and the Quai d'Orsay. Here is one of the most famous Parisian bridges, the Pont de l'Alma . Founded in 1854, under the orders of Napoleon III, this metal bridge is especially recognized for its statue of the zouave , which long served as a benchmark for the rising waters of the Seine (today the measurements are taken from the bridge of the Tournelle), but we can also distinguish 3 other statues: the Grenadier, the Artilleryman and the Foot Hunter.

It is also here that Princess Lady Diana lost her life in a car accident in 1997.

Bearing the name of the Emperor's first Crimean victory, this Parisian bridge provides access to Place de l'Alma, where we find the replica of the Statue of Liberty , built by Bartholdi.


Finish with the Alexandre III bridge

Now let's go along the Quai d'Orsay on the left bank, or the Conference port on the right bank, to reach the Alexandre III bridge . Inaugurated during the Universal Exhibition of 1900, this Parisian bridge connects the Invalides to the Petit Palais and the Grand Palais. Further on, we reach the most beautiful avenue in the world: the Avenue des Champs Élysées.

This metal structure, classified as a historic monument, is one of the most emblematic bridges in the capital . It is characterized by an immense metal arch, framed by two viaducts. But it is especially remarkable for its 4 large statues placed on either side of the bridge. Each monumental pylon, 17 meters high, is decorated at its top with a bronze representation of Pegasus , the divine winged horse. The 4 pylons represent the Fame of Arts, Commerce, Sciences and Industry.


The other bridges of Paris

All these bridges offer breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower , just a few steps from the Hôtel Bleu de Grenelle. But the City of Light has many other bridges, more or less old, more or less famous: the Pont des Arts, the Pont Neuf, the Pont Mirabeau, the Pont de la Concorde, the Pont Royal, the Pont de Grenelle, the Pont du Carrousel, the Saint Louis bridge, the Arts bridge...


Some of Paris's bridges are part of world heritage, while others contribute to the elegant charm of the French capital. Enjoy a stay at the Bleu de Grenelle hotel to discover all the Parisian bridges along the Seine.

More about our boutique hotel in Paris / FAQ

  • Rooms are available from 3pm

  • When is check-out time?

    Rooms must be liberated at 12pm at the latest

  • Is there a parking in the hotel?

    The hotel does not have a private parking, but there parkings are available around the hotel and underneath the metro line situated across from the hotel. 

    The closest and best value-for-money parking is:

    Interparking Cambronne - 26 villa Croix Nivert - 75015 Paris (5 min by foot)


  • What are the sizes of the rooms?

    Room sizes vary according to capacity. Single rooms are approximately 13 m2, double rooms 14 to 17 m2 and triple rooms 21 m2. The apartment with its two rooms and small kitchen 32 m2.

  • Does the hotel have connecting rooms?

    The hotel Bleu de Grenelle offers adjacent rooms, using of two private double rooms with a common entrance. They are perfect for family stays!

  • Does the hotel offer babysitting services?

    Our front office team will be delighted to recommend top-quality babysitting services.

  • Is there a restaurant in our Parisian boutique hotel?

    The hotel does not have its own restaurant (besides the breakfast service), but our team will be happy to recommend some of the best addresses in Paris according to your taste and desire.

  • Is the hotel open to people without a room reservation?

    The hotel Bleu de Grenelle is opened to everyone! If you don’t have a reservation, you still are welcome any time during the day to enjoy the co-working area and the bar.

  • Is there an elevator in the hotel?

    There are two elevators in the hotel. However, they are not suitable for wheelchairs.

  • Does the hotel have a free WIFI internet connection?

    The wi-fi is available for free in the rooms and the common areas of the hotel

  • May we ask for a baby cot?

    We will be happy to put a baby bed in your room on a simple advance request.

  • Does the hotel have a temperature control system?

    All our rooms are equipped with heating and air-conditioning depending on the season (heating when outside temperatures are below 17 Celsius degrees and air-conditioning when temperatures are above 17 Celsius degrees)

  • Is the hotel accessible to PRMs (Persons of Reduced Mobility)?

    Our boutique hotel in Paris offers access to PRMs on the first floor and in two rooms especially equipped for their needs.

  • Can an additional bed be installed in a room?

    Besides baby beds, the hotel does not install additional adults beds, but suggests booking one of the triple rooms that will offer optimal comfort to all occupants.

  • How to modify/ cancel a reservation?

    If conditions to modify or cancel are still current, you simply need to address your request by phone + 33 1 45 75 26 54 or by email:

  • Is it possible to obtain a detailed bill with TVA (value-added tax) included?

    A bill with TVA will be printed at check-out and/or sent by email on simple request.

  • Does the hotel allow domestic animals?

    Le Bleu de Grenelle, Parisian boutique hotel, has some rooms adapted for customers with traditional domestic animals (we do not have vivariums or delphinariums).

    An additional 10 euros per night is required to have the room specially cleaned. Thank you for mentioning that you are traveling with your pet at the time of reservation to confirm the availability of these rooms.

  • Is breakfast included in the price of the room?

    According to the selected offer, rooms are sold with or without breakfast. Refer back to the description of your offer. 
    Please note that even if breakfast is not booked at the time of reservation, it can be added at the last minute.

  • What is the city tax "taxe de séjour"?

    The « taxe de séjour » is a French tax that may be asked of vacationers by towns in touristic areas. This tax aims at helping municipal councils finance projects related to touristic frequency and to the protection of natural spaces used by tourists.

    In reality, the « taxe de séjour » is paid by the clients to the hotel, in relation to the number of nights spent and the category of the rented room. The total sum of the collected taxes is then returned to the municipality at the end of a period called, period of perception.   

  • Does the hotel offer ironing services?

    Steamers are available at the reception on simple request.

  • Does the hotel offer laundry services?

    The hotel offers an external laundry service with a classic formula (drop off before noon and pick up the next day) and an express formula (drop off before noon and pick up after 8pm on the day)

  • What is a boutique-hotel?

    A boutique-hotel in its current definition represents a type of hotel, small to medium in size, with an environment (personnel, concept, decoration) of its own and customized. It offers marked differences from the standard great hotel chains.