Pont Neuf, Paris

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Address: Pont Neuf, Paris, France

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The oldest standing bridge over the Seine river has a long and colorful history. It was the city’s link to it’s heart, the Ile de la Cite; a lively centre of crime and commerce. The last Grand Master of the Templars was executed here by burning. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was the hangout for gangs, street performers, quacks, false limb makers. The rise of the boulevards led to the Pont Neuf’s decline as a city centre, and soon it was just another bridge to cross.So what is it like today? After some extensive reconstruction and restorative work, the bridge was given an entirely new character. It’s a spot to watch the river slip by, from the extended bastions. It’s a spot for people photography. It’s a spot where boys drop to their knees with a ring in their hands. It’s a spot to fall in love.

Pont Neuf Information

  • The extension has experienced much repair and remodel work, incorporating modifying of seven compasses in the long arm and bringing down of the roadway by adapting the curves from a practically semi-roundabout to curved structure.

How To reach Pont Neuf by Public Transport

  • Cite (Metro, M4)

Restaurants Near Pont Neuf

  • Aarapana (Indian)
  • Quai-Quai (French)

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  • Old and romantic bridge. Look for vendors that sell locks - you can put one and write yours and your lovers names and attach to the fence surrounding a statue on the island side. Who knows how long it will last as the Pont Des Artes had all of the locks removed - 45 tons worth. These locks are showing up on most of Paris' bridges. Enjoy the romance of the moment!

  • Beautiful view and romantic spot. Recommended for couples as this is the bridge where actually people put love padlocks. There are padlock sellers (not the cheapest you can find in Paris though) and they lend you a pen to sign your names in case you don't have it, even if you don't buy their padlock.

  • This is such a busy and beautiful area! I would highly recommend taking a walk

  • Great spot to watch the Seine river trafic and have a picnic. Great place for photos.

  • Pont nouf is a place of enjoyment... and also love locks in paris.

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