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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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  • The bridge is long, very long, great lights, very well maintained, nice view of the Garonne. Avoid a windy day. Go see the bridge also from the Bank because the red bricks are the most beautiful effect.
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  • After multiple attempts to build a capable bridge to resist movements of the Garonne, Napoleon made realize this, which contains so many arches in his name. This bridge allows access to the city center of Bordeaux from the right bank. The tram is cars and bikes run on it but it will soon become pedestrian, vibration related to vehicular traffic adversely affect the strength of the bridge. Too bad that Bonaparte had not imagined that the barges carrying pieces of the Airbus A380 would spend a day below, he would have built a little higher! :-) The sailors are forced to wait for low tide.
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  • A dip in the Bordeaux 18/19 e century with this beautifully style Napoleon 3, and his views on the beautiful facades of the left bank. Enjoy in to discover the right bank, the great forgotten by tourists, very different, but that is a very interesting side of Bordeaux and the birdekais
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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.