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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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  • we walked across, whilst visiting Bordeaux and its a nice bridge but nothing extra special. it is surprisingly long. getting out of the way of cycles, and powered scooters became a bit tiresome!! it....  more »
  • This bridge doesn't tolerate cars anymore. Place for public transport and habitants and tourists walking, running, biking, stepping ... Part of a modern city  more »
  • This was another mandatory stop during our visit to Bordeaux. We walked it back and forth a couple of times just to look and take pictures around. Great photo opportunities and a good walking location. It was closed for vehicles during my visit but bikes and pedestrians were allowed to go through.
  • Good view; always a breeze on the bridge.

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