Pont Neuf

Dec 14 08:56 2010 Adrian Fisher Print This Article

Built in 1607 by Henry IV and supposedly marking the centre of the capital, the Pont Neuf is Paris’s oldest standing bridge. 

Built in 1607 by Henry IV and supposedly marking the centre of the capital,Guest Posting the Pont Neuf is Paris’s oldest standing bridge.  The bridge is positioned across the Seine and by the furthest western tip of what is one of Paris two islands called Île de la Cité - the island that has stood the test of time being from the middle ages.  Visitors have countless opportunities to explore the real Paris and take a seat at one of the many cafes and just watch the world go by.The Pont Neuf connects visitors with both the Right and Left Bank of Paris. In fact after the King passed away you will now notice a statue with a figure of horse on it representing the King.  Standing tall at two hundred and thirty two metres tall and twenty two metres wide Pont Neuf was actually the first bridge to be built without houses on any part of it.  It was also the first bridge to be constructed with paving. Spanning twelve arches the Pont Neuf is built as a series of many short arch bridges, following previous Roman precedents.  The actual decision not to place houses on the bridge can be traced directly back to the era of Henry IV.This was because houses would impede a clear view of the Louvre, which he extended to a greater level while he was in charge.  However in 1994, the Pont Neuf underwent a significant restoration, which lasted until 2007 – the year it celebrated its 400th anniversary Paris’s most iconic bridge.  For a real Hotel Paris Arc de Triomphe experience sample the Hotel California Champs Elysees close to all the major attractions including the Musee D’Orsay and The Louvre.Many other Arc de Triomphe Hotels provide visitors with comfortable accommodation including Hotel Powers, featuring a typical Haussmann style interior and is perfectly positioned between Avenue des Champs Elysées, Avenue Georges V and Avenue Montaigne and is close to metro stations George V and Alma Marceau.

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Adrian Fisher is a London-based freelance journalist with a mission to make you a better and happier human being. Drawing attention to the peculiarities of life in the modern age is all part of the package.Check out his other articles for everything you need to know about travel destinations and hotels.

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