Here are five amazing things you can do around the Pont Neuf
1.) Walking tour on the Cite Island
Discover all the mysteries of the Cité Island, where Paris was born 2100 years ago. Enjoy a walking tour with a local and learn the secret history of the neighbourhood. Discover, also, famous landmarks such as Notre Dame, the Saint Chapelle and the conciergerie.
2.) Sainte Chapelle
Visit this old church from the 13th century, built by the King Saint Louis. With large stained glass windows, this church is probably the most beautiful church in Paris. Open all the days, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
3.) A cruise on the River Seine
Holidays in Paris must include a cruise along the river. Discover all the landmarks along the river, such as Notre Dame, Le Louvre, Alexandre III Bridge, The Eiffel Tower and understand why Paris won the title of the most romantic city in the world.
4.) Dauphine Square
Visit the oldest Square in Paris, a quiet and elegant place with nice cafés. Play a Boule Game, this typically French “sport”. The best way to discover it, is with a teacher who will teach you the secret of the “petanque”.
Discover the oldest palace of the King of France, which became a prison after the construction of the Louvre. It was the main prison during the French revolution where many famous people were jailed such as Marie Antoinette.
- At night, this bridge is definitely a top romantic spot in Paris.
- Just 7 meters below the bridge, do not miss the VertGalant Garden, a hidden treasure in Paris!
Facts about the Pont Neuf
The Pont Neuf is, contrary to its name, one of the oldest bridges of Paris. It was the first bridge to be open topped. The construction began under the reign of Henri III and finished under the reign of Henri IV. It was also one of the first bridges built with stones.
It used to be a lively place with shops and street artists. The last shops disappeared in 1854.
Nowadays, the Pont Neuf is a Parisian landmark but no more a lively place. The American artist, Christo, wrapped the bridge in 1984.
A Paris tour must include a visit to the Pont Neuf. It’s not simply the oldest bridge of Paris; it is also the best entry into the island. It brings you directly to the exquisite and intimate Dauphine Plaza, and to Le vert Galant Garden where Parisians lovers like to spend their weekends. A great place to be.Nicolas
How to get there
Station Pont Neuf line 7
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1.) Notre Dame:
In the Cité Island, the Cathedral of Paris offers you the opportunity to travel back in time to the Middle Ages. Discover all the incredible stories of the building and try to find Quasimodo, with a Free Walking Tour.
2.) Le Louvre Museum:
Near the Pont Neuf, the world largest museum is waiting for you with all the great masterpieces of Europeans artists, such as Mona Lisa, Victory of Samothrace, Milo’s Venus. Enjoy a travel across the History of Art, from the Egyptians to the Coronation of Napoleon I.
3.) Paris Latin Quarter:
On the left bank, the student quarter is a wonderful place for a walking tour. In the narrow streets you will find bohemian cafés near the Sorbonne University.
Why it’s worth visiting
- If you want to walk on Paris’ oldest bridge.
- Perfect if you want to enjoy the best view on the River Seine, when the sun goes down.