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Pont de Pierre, Bordeaux

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The first bridge over the Garonne River at Bordeaux, Pont de Pierre was planned and designed under the orders of Napoléon Bonaparte, though its construction took place during the Bourbon Restoration between 1819 and 1822. Notice that the bridge stands on 17 arches (coincidently the same number of letters in the name Napoléon Bonaparte). White medallions cap each side in honor of the emperor, alongside the city's coat of arms (three intertwined crescents). This was the only bridge in the area until the construction of Pont Saint-Jean in 1965. Using our international travel planner, Bordeaux attractions like Pont de Pierre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was the very first bridge built across the River Garonne 200 years ago. It is made of red brick and has 17 arches and supports. It has been closed to auto traffic since 2016 and the only... 
    This was the very first bridge built across the River Garonne 200 years ago. It is made of red brick and has 17 arches and supports. It has been closed to auto traffic since 2016 and the only...  more »
  • Walk along the riverside promenade to photograph this low arched red stone bridge built during Napoleon's time in Bordeaux. Its 17 arches have a significance as they symbolize Napoleon's victories... 
    Walk along the riverside promenade to photograph this low arched red stone bridge built during Napoleon's time in Bordeaux. Its 17 arches have a significance as they symbolize Napoleon's victories...  more »
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  • This is one of Bordeaux’s most historic landmarks commissioned by Napoleon and finished after his death. It is beautiful day or night and lovely to walk across as the tide rushes in or out. The 17 arches are for the the letters in Napoleon’s full name. It’s popular with runners because the traffic is limited.
  • 18 arches, Le pont de pierre is lit up at night and ferries trams, scooters and pedestrians throughout the day. But not cars! A busy road, it will take you over to la bastide where you can visit Darwin Ecosystem and other neighbourhoods in bordeaux

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