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Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux

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Bridge Landmark
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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  • This may well be my favourite bridge anywhere. It spans the wide, turbid and deceptively rapid Garonne close to the centre of the city. It is both long and broad and its graceful arch appears quite lo...  more »
  • While the bridge provides interest and excellent views from a crossing on foot it is from being on the river itself that the views excel. The lengthy river cruise ships can only pass through at slack ...  more »
  • Saw this bridge in almost all photos depicting Bordeaux. Had high expectations which were not really met. I have appreciated bridges in some other cities like in Budapest, London, Prague but for some ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • A very beautiful bridge part of the Bordeaux history ! Nice site to see, especially at night :)
  • Beautiful Bridge, very romantic feels to it, unfortunately the color of the water is no longer blue but still a great tourist attraction
  • What else you can ask for a bridge? Thé emblematic view of Bordeaux! You can cross walking, bike, car and Tram. One of thé bridges that connect Bordeaux Rivière droit et gauche :)
  • This is an amazing place with a gorgeous view of Bordeaux.