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  • Address: Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux, France 33000

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Pont de Pierre Tours

What is perhaps one of the most iconic bridges in all of France is definitely a must-see for visitors to Bordeaux. Connecting the left and right bank of the city since 1819 but ordered by Napoleon I during the First French Empire, Pont de Pierre–the stone bridge– was the first bridge to cross the mighty Garonne River. Indeed, its construction was a challenging one, as the current is extremely strong at this point in the river; more than 4,000 workers were needed to build it, using an English diving bell to stabilize the pillars. Consequently, Pont de Pierre was actually the only bridge to connect the two banks for nearly 150 years!

The red-stone bridge consists of seventeen spans–the exact number of letters in the name Napoléon Bonaparte–lined with elegant iron light posts; each of the bridge’s pillars is capped by a medallion to honor both the emperor and Bordeaux’s coat of arms. A transport route was created in 2004 to convey the over-sized structural sections of the Airbus A380 airliner from the manufacturer to the headquarters in Toulouse; Pont de Pierre had to be slightly modified to allow the passage of barges, and thus became a new quintessential thing to do in Bordeaux in the process.

Practical Info

The Pont de Pierre is one of the main entrance points to the historic center and the easiest way to travel between the left and right bank of Bordeaux. The best place to admire the bridge, the newly renovated quays and the cityscape in the background is from the right bank on Quai Deschamps or Quai des Queyries, or better yet, from the middle of the bridge. It is possible to cross it on foot, by tram via Route A (stop at either Porte de Bourgogne or Stalingrad) or by car.

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2-Hour Bordeaux Segway Tour, Bordeaux, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

2-Hour Bordeaux Segway Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore UNESCO–listed Bordeaux in style and discover top attractions with ease on this 2-hour Segway tour. Follow a guide through the streets of Bordeaux by ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.83
Garonne River Cruise Including Lunch from Bordeaux, Bordeaux, Segway Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Garonne River Cruise Including Lunch from Bordeaux

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Discover Bordeaux's UNESCO World Heritage-listed architecture on this 3-hour lunch cruise along the Garonne River. With a welcome cocktail in hand, admire ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.83
1.5-Hour Bordeaux Electric Car Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour, Bordeaux, Lunch Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

1.5-Hour Bordeaux Electric Car Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy this 1.5 hours tour in a little electric car for a lot of fun in town. It has great 360° visibility with its glass roof to fully discover Bordeaux ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.71
Garonne River Cruise Including Dinner from Bordeaux, Bordeaux, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Garonne River Cruise Including Dinner from Bordeaux

3 star rating: Worth doing 9 Reviews

Admire Bordeaux's glittering waterfront on this 3-hour evening Garonne River cruise, with dinner served on board. Sip a welcome cocktail as you soak up views ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.42
2-Hour Bordeaux Electric Bike Tour, Bordeaux, Dinner Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

2-Hour Bordeaux Electric Bike Tour

Explore UNESCO-listed Bordeaux in style and discover top attractions with ease on this 2-hour Electric Bike tour. Follow a guide through the streets of ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.86
UNESCO Cruise, Bordeaux, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

UNESCO Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Enjoy this commented cruise along the Garonne and discover all the treasures of Bordeaux listed at UNESCO. Discover the UNESCO waterfront of Bordeaux  ...  Read more

Location: Bordeaux, France
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $14.96
Full Day Guided Bordeaux & Saint Emilion with Wine Tastings by High Speed Train, Paris, Day Cruises
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day Guided Bordeaux & Saint Emilion with Wine Tastings by High Speed Train

This full day tour will make you travel from Paris by High Speed train to explore one of the most famous wine region in France and also one of the most ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $408.25

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