The oldest stone bridge in Paris
The New Bridge , or Pont Neuf despite its name, is the oldest stone bridge in Paris .
It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991, along with the entire Parisian riverbank; its foundation stone was laid by King Henry III in 1578 and it was inaugurated in 1608.
The old New Bridge in Paris
Its length is 232 meters and its width is 22 meters. At the time of its construction (1587 – 1607) it was a modern bridge with several innovations, it was the first bridge in the capital in which there were no houses.
It has 12 arches in total.
You can use it to go from the Louvre Museum to the Ile de la Cité, the small island in the center of the river and heart of medieval Paris. Once on the island you can walk to the Conciergerie, the Sainte Chapelle and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
At the point where the bridge crosses the Ile de la Cité, there is an equestrian statue of King Henry IV.
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Pont Neuf, Paris
How to get
Metro Pont Neuf
More attractions in Paris
Places to visit near the Pont Neuf
Historic building that served as a prison during the French Revolution. Marie Antoinette was imprisoned here.
Ile de la Cité
Natural island in the middle of the Seine River in the center of Paris where several important monuments are located.