The Pont Neuf is located in the heart of Paris and leads to the Ile de la Cité. As a picturesque photo motif and the oldest preserved bridge over the Seine, it is one of the most important sights in Paris.
The Pont Neuf connects the two banks of the Seine with the Ile de la Cité in the French capital Paris. In its centre is a monument to Henry IV, who inaugurated the bridge at the beginning of the 17th century. Construction of the bridge had begun about 30 years earlier under his predecessor, Henry III.
Unique at the time, it is now one of the most famous bridges in the world and one of our top 10 sights in Paris. Pont Neuf, which consists of a total of twelve arches and measures a massive 20 metres in width, was completely restored in 2004.
The impressive Pont Neuf should definitely be a fixture on any visit to Paris. It is also relatively easy to find - after all, it has its own metro station.
Boat trips on the Seine
Starting from Pont Neuf, there are boat tours on the Seine (Les Vedettes du Pont Neuf). From the boat, you'll get a whole new perspective on the banks of the Seine and the sights of Paris. This makes it the perfect way to see Paris, as you can get a great view of Parisian attractions such as the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre from the water.
Pont Neuf in Art and Film
Pont Neuf, the oldest of the surviving bridges over the Seine, has often been an artistic venue in recent years. In 1985, for example, it was wrapped entirely in fabric by the packaging artist Cristo, which went down really well with visitors. The bridge also played a leading role in the 1991 film "The Lovers of Pont Neuf" (original title "Les Amants du Pont-Neuf") by director Léos Carax.