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The Pont neuf is a bridge located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It passes over the Seine to the west of the Île de la Cité. This bridge is the oldest bridge in Paris that exists to this day despite its name. Its name is actually related to the time of its construction. Indeed, the bridge owes its name to its morphology, devoid of habitation and provided with sidewalks, which appears as a novelty at the time of its construction.
The construction of the Pont-Neuf began in 1578 and ended in 1607. This bridge was built under the benevolence of architects Jacques II and Baptist Androuet Hoop, G. Marchand, F. Isles of and T. Métezeau. Entirely of stone, the Pont-Neuf measuring 238 meters long and 20.50 meters wide. This bridge is the third longest bridge in Paris.
Jewel of the story, the Pont-Neuf is classified as a historic monument since 1889. With all the platforms around the Seine, the old bridge was saved as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1991. The Pont Neuf is the first bridge to be passing through, in all its breadth, the Seine.
Painters such as Renoir, John Joseph Enneking and Camille Pissarro have immortalized the beauty of this bridge painting. The Pont-Neuf also appears in the movie “Lovers of Pont-Neuf” by Leos Carax and “The Bourne Identity” by Doug Liman. Its architectural splendor, the Pont-Neuf is a point of interest must for tourists visiting the 6th arrondissement of Paris.
Transfer to the Pont-Neuf in Paris
The Pont Neuf is located 19.4 km from Orly airport, 33.7 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport and 88.1 km from Paris Beauvais airport.