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Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux

Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Built between 1810 and 1822 on the Garonne, it has 17 eyes, and is one of the most representative of the city.
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  • It is unavoidable, connects the 2 banks of Bordeaux and is part of its history, it opens the District of the docks with a wide variety of things to see
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  • The first and most beautiful bridge over the Garonne River in Bordeaux, planned and designed under Napoleon Bonaparte--its seven arches represent the number of letters in his name. I especially like t...  read more »
  • Stunning bridge! River is sort of muddy, but that doesn't disrupt the beauty of the bridge.
  • 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.
  • beautiful stone bridge, car or bike or footing, nice view of Bordeaux day or night.
  • Great place to visit at sunset!
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