Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Ile-de-France  /  Paris  /  Pont-Neuf

Pont-Neuf, Paris

4.4
Despite its name, Pont-Neuf is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris. This medieval bridge has two separate spans: one with five arches joining the left bank to the Île de la Cité, and the other with seven spans joining the island to the right bank. Be sure to note the turrets, shaped like half-moons, that give the arches their characteristic appearance. Then look for grotesque masks called "mascarons" that decorate the molding cornice on each side of the bridge. Plan to see Pont-Neuf and other attractions that appeal to you using our Paris visit planning site .
Create an itinerary including Pont-Neuf
map
Pont-Neuf Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,036 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Neuf Bridge is the oldest surviving bridges in Paris (built in 1607). On the square in the middle of the bridge stands the monument of King Henry IV, which earlier were the performances of the circus and the stray. Close all bridge railings are locks that hang long couples living together)) for the equestrian sculpture of steps leading down to a small oasis in a narrow tip of the Ile de la Cité-square Vert-GALANT. Summer in the Park a lot of locals and tourists who arrange picnics on the grass here, watching the passing ship.
    View original
  • So beautiful Bridge - full of Lovers from all over the World. Take a look and se Paris from waterline.  more »
  • Paris has many bridges, all kinds, but this, the Pont Neuf is the oldest. In this bridge was assassinated by a Catholic fanatic King Enrique IV and there is his statue. Now, other barbarians murder taste good with the blissful padlocks. I hope that they sanction them, by barbarians.
    View original
Google
  • Old and romantic bridge. Look for vendors that sell locks - you can put one and write yours and your lovers names and attach to the fence surrounding a statue on the island side. Who knows how long it will last as the Pont Des Artes had all of the locks removed - 45 tons worth. These locks are showing up on most of Paris' bridges. Enjoy the romance of the moment!
  • Beautiful view and romantic spot. Recommended for couples as this is the bridge where actually people put love padlocks. There are padlock sellers (not the cheapest you can find in Paris though) and they lend you a pen to sign your names in case you don't have it, even if you don't buy their padlock.
  • Historic bridge with beautiful views over the Seine in the city centre
  • Very lively place. It was awesome weather on my day of visit. Group Salsa dance was really pleasing.
  • Nice view over the Seine. Worth checking out. Also had a few drinks there at a brasserie near the bridge.

Plan your trip to Paris

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Paris

Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Paris by other users

27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 35 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 39 days in Europe BY A USER FROM LEBANON July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Paris BY A USER FROM SERBIA March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Paris BY A USER FROM SERBIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Munich, Paris & Greece BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, kids, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Paris BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Italy, France & Barcelona BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans