Across the street Rue Linois, you’ll see a typical French newsstand.
Walking along Rue Linois towards the West, you’ll find a Vélib’ bicycle sharing station on your right and a Morris column (Colonne Morris), a cylindrical advertising column beside the Vélib’ station.
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First Sight of the Eiffel Tower
If you haven’t yet seen the Eiffel Tower, then this moment will be your very first glance, pleasantly surprising. The Eiffel Tower is in the background behind the bicycle station.
First Sight of the Seine
Continuing walking, you’ll see the long and wide Pont de Grenelle bridge across the River Seine.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see and appreciate Pont de Grenelle at night.
Keep walking on Pont de Grenelle towards the West. The Eiffel Tower is always on your right, smiling at you; even an ordinary Métro looks extraordinary in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Replica of the Statue of Liberty
While strolling on Pont de Grenelle, you won’t miss a replica of the Statue of Liberty.
You have seen the Eiffel Tower—from afar; you are probably looking forward to approaching it. There are a couple of walking routes you can take towards the Tower while appreciating the scenery along the way.
Walk to the Eiffel Tower via Quai de Grenelle
The most direct shortcut is the Quai de Grenelle along the South Bank of the Seine towards the North. This route will fit you if you just want a quick glance and to enjoy the feeling of walking Paris streets.
Walk to the Eiffel Tower via Voie Georges Pompidou
You can also cross Pont de Grenelle to the North Side of the Seine and walk along Voie Georges Pompidou towards the Eiffel Tower. People always say that the North Bank is better, but you’ll have to see for yourself. This route is loved by photographers since you can film the Eiffel Tower from varied angles from afar—Distance creates beauty.
Walk to the Eiffel Tower via Île aux Cygnes
There’s a special island, Île aux Cygnes, in the middle of the Seine that separates the 15th and 16th arrondissements of Paris and goes from Pont de Grenelle to Pont de Bir-Hakeim close to the Eiffel Tower. On the island there’s a tree-lined promenade l’Allée des Cygnes. If you don’t care about the busy Paris streets and just want to relax while feeling Paris in its green, tranquility and fresh air, this is the perfect route. There’s also Pont de Rouelle in the middle that offers alternative connections to the Paris streets.
Walk to the Eiffel Tower via Beaugrenelle quartier
Then there’s a path starting anywhere inside the Beaugrenelle Quartier and you can just walk North towards the Eiffel Tower. That’s when you get to feel really close to French culture, experience the off the beaten track, and find charming surprises.