Description:Pont Neuf is a bit of a misnomer as "neuf" in french means new, whereas this bridge is in fact the oldest in Paris. This famous bridge has 12 rounded arches which span between the Ile-de-la-Cité and the north and south banks of the Seine. Construction started in 1578 but it was not inaugurated until 1607 by the then king, Henri IV. You can find a statue of Henri IV in the central section although this is not the original.
The bridge has been recently cleaned and restored and is as famous for its grotesque gargoyles on the arches as for its classic photo opportunity.
Quai des Grands Augustins
Metro: Station - Pont Neuf (Line 7)
Bus : Lines 24, 27, 58, 69, 72
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