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  • Address: Pont Neuf, Paris, France
  • Hours: Open daily year-round
  • Admission: Free
The white stone spans of Paris' oldest bridge, ironically called 'New Bridge', have linked the Île de la Cité with both banks of the Seine since 1607. That's when Henri IV inaugurated the bridge by riding across on a white stallion.

The Pont Neuf and the nearby place Dauphine were used for public exhibitions in the 18th century. In the last century the bridge itself became an objet d'art on at least three occasions: in 1963, when School of Paris artist Nonda built, exhibited and lived in a huge Trojan horse of steel and wood on the bridge; in 1984 when the Japanese designer Kenzo covered it in flowers; and in 1985 when the Bulgarian-born 'environmental sculptor' Christo famously wrapped it in beige fabric.

Practical Info

The Pont Neuf runs between the right and left banks of the Seine River in the middle of Paris, on its way touching one end of the Ile de la Cite where Notre Dame stands. Its seven arches, graced by humorous, grotesque figures of dentists, pickpockets, loiterers and the like, are best viewed from the river.

The closest metro station is Pont Neuf on line 7.

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Seine River Cruise onboard Vedettes du Pont Neuf, Paris, null
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Seine River Cruise onboard Vedettes du Pont Neuf

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Discover Paris in a different way: Embark for a Seine Cruise onboard the famous Vedettes du Pont Neuf! From the Louvre Museum to the  Notre-Dame ...  Read more

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

From USD $14.85
Ile de la Cité Walking tour with Typical French Lunch and a Boat cruise, Paris, Day Cruises
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Ile de la Cité Walking tour with Typical French Lunch and a Boat cruise

Go for a stroll through the Ile de la Cité, enjoy the quintessence of French cuisine, and end your tour with a river cruise on the Seine! The tour starts ...  Read more

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

From USD $90.21
Private Tour: Paris Historical Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum with Guide, Paris, ... 
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Private Tour: Paris Historical Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line Louvre Museum with Guide

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Discover the fascinating history and picture-perfect beauty of Paris on this private walking tour led by an expert local guide. Starting on historic Île ...  Read more

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Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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La Marina de Paris Seine River Cruise Including 3-Course Lunch or Dinner, Paris, Private ... 
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La Marina de Paris Seine River Cruise Including 3-Course Lunch or Dinner

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Sure to be one of the highlights of your stay in Paris, this Seine River lunch or dinner cruise is the most relaxing way to see famous attractions like the ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Varies

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Skip the Line Eiffel Tower Entrance Ticket and Illumination Cruise in Paris, Paris, Dinner Cruises
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Skip the Line Eiffel Tower Entrance Ticket and Illumination Cruise in Paris

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Skip the long lines and go up straigthly to 2nd floor and admire beauty of Paris from Eiffel Tower. Later in the evening you can enjoy your 1 hour illumination ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Flexible

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Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Seine River Cruise and Paris Illuminations Tour

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It’s no wonder they call it the City of Lights — Paris is especially enchanting in the evening. On this illuminations tour, admire top Paris ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2.5 hours

From USD $43.39
Paris Illuminations Night Tour, Paris, Dinner Cruises
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Paris Illuminations Night Tour

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There's nothing quite like Paris at night! On this illuminations tour, you'll watch Paris transform into the City of Lights as you ride past the Eiffel Tower, ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 1.5 hours

From USD $30.83
Professional Photo Shoot Walking Tour in the Center of Paris, Paris, Night Tours
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Professional Photo Shoot Walking Tour in the Center of Paris

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Take a walking tour through the center of beautiful Paris, all while documenting your memories by a professional photographer! Enjoy the famous sites and take ...  Read more

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

From USD $228.39
Paris 2-Hour Private Walking Tour Including Ile de la Cité, Paris, Custom Private Tours
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Paris 2-Hour Private Walking Tour Including Ile de la Cité

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Enjoy this 2-hour private tour and learn the history and secrets of Paris, by walking through its Ile de la Cité quarter.

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

From USD $38.14
Heroes of Paris Walking Tour, Paris, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Heroes of Paris Walking Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 12 Reviews

Follow the shadows of Paris’ greats like Napoleon III, Marie-Antoinette, James Joyce, Sylvia Beach, Henry IV. Walk through the streets of Paris and ...  Read more

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

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