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. Using our international travel planner, Bordeaux attractions like Pont de Pierre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 5, 2017
    In work (in the river), it is currently borrowed by the tram, bikes and pedestrians... Some say great, infuriating will tell others! probably one of the most beautiful bridges of Aquitaine... Since it was closed to motorists for work, caps themselves are shifted up to the Crown of the city of Bordeaux and is more than ever the ring road, even at three-way, full morning and evening. We are not yet in Paris and the Green sores do not rain or shine?
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  • October 4, 2017
    Its charm has probably at his position, that at sunset it highlights the structure and the lights reflected on the Garonne, impossible to miss as you stroll on the Riverwalk
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  • October 2, 2017
    This bridge is in him even very photogenic, and it allows, in addition to have a great view of the architectural ensemble of the houses along the river.
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  • May 24, 2017
    Beautiful bridge and a real focal point of Bordeaux. Great to see the sunset from it. Allegedly the 17 arches were intended to spell napoleon's full name!
  • August 13, 2017
    Not really impresive but has some.nice views to the city and buidings
  • May 24, 2017
    A very beautiful bridge part of the Bordeaux history ! Nice site to see, especially at night :)
  • June 23, 2017
    Historic, romantic location. Bring lunch and a bottle of wine.
  • March 31, 2017
    Beautiful Bridge, very romantic feels to it, unfortunately the color of the water is no longer blue but still a great tourist attraction

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Most hotels in Bordeaux sit conveniently located a stone's throw away from the train station. Look to Quinconces Square and Gambetta Square for high-end hotels. Those who prefer more budget-friendly accommodations may want to seek out a youth hostel--a relatively recent addition to the city. To secure a spot here, make sure to book ahead of time. In addition to hotels and hostels, choose from guest rooms in a typical Bordeaux house, or a family-friendly beachside campsite.
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