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"Your new coffee-table book is GORGEOUS!" — Rudy Maxa's World


The quality of this book absolutely blew me away. It is a very solid, high quality art piece. – J. Skate

Fantastic, stunning journey through Paris. …it makes the perfect coffee table conversation starter!
– Birdhouse Books

…the layout, the quality, the pictures, the colors, the story... this book literally took my breath away. – A. Teh

This book is not only beautiful, it is of pure heart.
– C. Roquet

For anyone who has loved, wants to love, has seen or never seen Paris, this book is the perfect gift. – M. Salerno

Which Bridge is Your Favorite?





Award Winning!

Beverly Hills Book Awards
Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards
Holiday Book Festival
Southern California Book Festival
Benjamin Franklin Awards
London Book Festival
Indie Fab – Book of the Year
USA Best Book Awards
New England Book Festival

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Thirty-seven bridges cross the Seine River in Paris. Collectively they weave a unique and remarkable tale of the city’s history. Bridges of Paris is an award winning large format coffee-table book featuring over 350 original color photographs, including stunning portraits of each bridge, which cast new illumination on the City of Light in all seasons.

Bridges of Paris is a kaleidoscopic collage that shifts focus from the monumental to the intimate riverside moments that make up the quotidienne (daily life) of the beloved French capital.

An ideal gift for the experienced or arm-chair traveler, newlyweds or a special anniversary.

Share the magic of Paris, la joie de vivre (the joy of life), and discover your own Parisian state-of-mind.

Mikepublicity190Living as a Parisian for a year, author Michael Saint James left his American lifestyle and spent his days and nights capturing images from over, on, beside and under the bridges of Paris. With over 30 years experience as a photographer, educator and world traveler, Michael immersed himself in French culture to search out his authentic artist self and bring back a treasure to share. The result is a visual feast and intimate story of the world’s most revered city.

• Love-Locks of Paris: The complete story
Learn the history of the love-locks on the bridges of Paris

• Pilgrimage to Mont Saint-Michel
Journey on the Camino de Santiago through Normandy

• Bridges of Paris – Pont Alexandre III
Tour an open-air museum on the grandest bridge in Paris

• Parisian for a Year
Discover life in Paris on Michael's blog

Book Trailer

Listen to Michael on Rudy Maxa's World
America's #1 travel radio show.

• Visit Bridges of Paris on Facebook

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• Find more bridge photographs on Pinterest

• Discover the Pont Alexandre III at Bonjour Paris

Listen to Michael on KSVY Radio
with Cat Smith.

Every bit a labor of love, Bridges of Paris takes a tour of this renowned city via a newly discovered route that begins with the first bridge built before Julius Caesar’s arrival in France and concludes with the first bridge of the new millennium. Once you’ve experienced this river tour, you’ll never look at Paris—or its bridges—the same way again.


Ice Skating in Paris

Parisian Saw Music

French Cowboy in Montmartre Parade


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