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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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  • We had beautiful spring weather in Bordeaux and it was a great walk to the other side of the Garonne to see the beautiful architecture of Bordeaux  more »
  • Interesting 17 arches for the letters of Napoleon Bonnepart name. Great historic place to visit and it's hollow too.  more »
  • The highlight of our evening walks by the river Garonne. The lights of the bridge are magical.Also worth walking to the other side and have a look at the city center across the river.  more »
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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.