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Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf is the most famous and also the oldest bridge over the Seine River, located near the Louvre in Paris.

Pont Neuf Brücke über der Seine

The construction of Pont Neuf, or “New Bridge” in English, started in 1578 and ended in 1607, and it is the oldest bridge over the Seine in all of Paris— therefore visitors can enjoy Point Neuf in its original condition, as if it was built yesterday. 

Address of Pont Neuf

1st Arrondissement
75001 Paris 

Pont Neuf is centrally located in Paris. The Paris City Pass includes usage of Paris’ public transportation system, which will allow you to travel to Pont Neuf comfortably, easily, and at no extra cost to you. You can reach Pont Neuf at the following address: 1st Arrondissement, 75001 Paris. Arrive at Pont Neuf swiftly, easily, and for FREE with the Paris City Pass.

Directions to Pont Neuf

Metro 7 to Pont Neuf 

Traveling to Pont Neuf has never been so easy as it is now—if you’re using the Paris City Pass. Before your departure to Paris, you will receive your tickets to using Paris’ public transportation so that when you arrive in Paris, you don’t need to pay any further fees to travel to Pont Neuf. With the Paris City Pass, you get a ticket that allows you usage of public transport in Paris. Whether you take the bus or train (both forms of transportation are included in the Paris City Pass) to visit top attractions, museums, and other sights in Paris (like Pont Neuf), using the public transportation system is definitively faster and simpler than going by foot or using the car. With the Paris City Pass, you won’t have to purchase any other ticket. Get your Paris City Pass right from the comfort of your own home and get your complete city tour package, which allows you free admission into top attractions in Paris and also FREE transport around Paris so that you can visit sights like Pont Neuf.

Highlights of Pont Neuf

  • Architectural masterwork
  • Extremely near St.Germain-des-Prés und Louvre
  • 238 meters long and 20 meters wide
  • Design and planning of Pont Neuf took 10 years 

Attractions Near Pont Neuf

Other top sights in Paris can be easily reached after a visit to Pont Neuf such as Musée Rodin, Musée Picasso, Centre Pompidou and Musée d’Orsay. With the Paris City Pass, you will arrive at your destination attraction quickly and easily. Your Paris City Pass not only offers you free admission and preferred access into the most popular attractions in Paris, but it is also your ticket to freely using Paris’ public transportation system. Use the metro as well as all buses within the inner city limits of Paris and travel to museums, activities, and other attractions that Paris has to offer—quickly, easily, and for FREE!

Architecture of Pont Neuf

The arches of Pont Neuf are 238 meters long and 20 meters wide. Even when it was first erected in 1607, Pont Neuf has always been an architectural masterpiece. This bridge connects the 1st and 6th arrondissement. On the left side of the bridge, one can find Rue Dauphine, and on its right side, Rue du Pont. The Pont Notre-Dame, Pont Saint-Michel, Petite Pont, and Pont au Change were the only bridges in Paris in the mid-16th century. Due to extreme damages by urban traffic to the architecture of these bridges, and because a connection between the Louvre and the St.Germain-des-Prés Abbey was in demand, Pont Neuf, or “New Bridge,” was built. 20 years after its first architectural design by Heinrich II, construction of the bridge was eventually started on May 31, 1578, and was led by Heinrich III. However, construction of Pont Neuf faced challenges due to resistance of its construction from the merchants of Paris. The total construction time of Pont Neuf (from its early stages of architectural design to the finish product) took a total of about 30 years, and it was finally finished during the reign of Heinrich IV. What was special about Pont Neuf was that neither shops nor houses were allowed to be built there so that one can travel on the bridge and have an unobstructed view of the Seine. Although other bridges with similar widths to Pont Neuf’s were later built (such as Pont Henri Iv and Pont Neuf in Toulouse), no other bridge like Pont Neuf was ever constructed. In 1985, the art duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped Pont Neuf, after 10 years of negotiating with the mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac. 

Visit Pont Neuf in Paris with the Paris City Pass and have your FREE ticket to using Paris’ public transportation system already in your pocket!