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Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux
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The first bridge over the Garonne River at Bordeaux, Pont de Pierre was planned and designed under the orders of Napoléon Bonaparte, though its construction took place during the Bourbon Restoration between 1819 and 1822. Notice that the bridge stands on 17 arches (coincidently the same number of letters in the name Napoléon Bonaparte). White medallions cap each side in honor of the emperor, alongside the city's coat of arms (three intertwined crescents). This was the only bridge in the area until the construction of Pont Saint-Jean in 1965. Put Pont de Pierre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bordeaux holiday planner.
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  • There are several ways to cross the bridge, and each one interesting and exciting. The view at night is spectacular. 
  • This stone bridge-stroll is a walk through history, reminiscent of other bridges of Napoleonic Europe, but in this case it is much longer
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  • superb have to do to attend the sunset or Sunrise depending on the season and of course during the fireworks in July.
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  • Beautiful view over Bordeaux ! Have a walk on it by night
  • Very picturesque old stone bridge on your way to Bordeaux.
  • beautiful stone bridge, car or bike or footing, nice view of Bordeaux day or night.
  • Beautiful bridge that serves as entrance to Bordeaux. Advisable to park and take the streetcar across into the city.
  • Fantastic Bridge. Also a very good place to see an astonishing sunset with the city as background.