Pont au Change, Paris
Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
The Pont au Change is a bridge over the Seine River in Paris, France. The bridge is located at the border between the first and fourth arrondissements. It connects the Île de la Cité from the Palais de Justice and the Conciergerie, to the Right Bank, at the Place du Châtelet.HistorySeveral bridges bearing the name Pont au Change have stood on this site. It owes its name to the goldsmiths and money changers who had installed their shops on an earlier version of the bridge in the 12th century. The current bridge was constructed from 1858 to 1860, during the reign of Napoleon III, and bears his imperial insignia.In LiteratureThe Pont au Change is featured in the novel Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Police Inspector Javert finds himself unable to reconcile his duty to surrender Jean Valjean to the authorities with the fact that Valjean saved his life. He comes to the Pont au Change and throws himself into the Seine. It also plays a role in the novel Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind; the perfumier Baldini, who takes the protagonist Grenouille as his apprentice, owns a shop on the bridge. After Grenouille leaves him, the bridge collapses and his house and shop, with him inside, falls into the river.To visit Pont au Change and get the most from your holiday in Paris, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paris trip itinerary planner.
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Não tem como não ficar deslumbrada em Paris, cada esquina que viramos, cada rua que passamos, as pontes que atravessa o Rio Sena é uma descoberta mais linda que a outra.What's not to be dazzled in Paris, every corner you turn, every street we passed, the bridges that cross the river Seine is a discovery more beautiful than the other.show original
El Pont au Change es un puente parisino sobre el Sena que conecta el Palacio de Justicia y la Conciergerie con la margen derecha del río. Nosotros lo observamos mientras realizabamos la navegación al ... read more »The Pont au Change is a Parisian bridge over the Seine River that connects the Palais de Justice and the Conciergerie, to the right margin of the river. We observe it while we performed the navigation in the evening and while it is a work of very important classical architecture, the bridge stands out for having the famous uppercase N in their bows commemorating Napoleon.show original
Paris e suas pontes maravilhosas. E esta é mais uma. Linda e com muita história. No mesmo local houve várias pontes, construídas e destruídas até que a atual, a mais larga de Paris com trinta metros d... read more »Paris and its wonderful bridges. And this is another. Beautiful and with a lot of history. In the same place there were several bridges, built and destroyed until the current, the widest of Paris with thirty meters wide, was built. It was the first bridge in Paris that appeared in the film everyone says I love you, Woodly Allen, in whose scene it appears with a baaete under my arm. Visit not to be missed.show original
Amazing place to soak in the lovely atmosphere and reflect on the history of the Pont Au Change. Definitely was a great moment for me in Paris and especially to share it with a person you love:)
Djoko ary Budiman
Sedang ada banjir waktu itu.
Mohamed BendeddoucheBeautiful bridgeshow original
Francesco RodriguezBeautiful bridge that tooshow original
Thomas RÉGUIGNEBeautiful view on the seine and the islandshow original
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