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Île aux Cygnes

Île aux Cygnes is a small island in the Seine, artificially created island in 1827 to protect the port of Grenelle. The narrow island is 850 metres long and 11 metres at its widest point. A tree-lined walkway, named "l'Allée des Cygnes", runs the length of the island. It is crossed by three bridges: the Pont de Grenelle, the Pont Rouelle and the Pont de Bir Hakeim.

 

Also in the photo: Stade Emile Anthoine; Front de Seine, one of few districts containing high-rise buildings in the centre of Paris; Maison de Radio France.

 

Taken from the Eiffel Tower.

 

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Taken on April 9, 2005