Considered to be the first common bridge, the Pont Neuf remains as an architectural link to the past. Designed and built in 1607 by Henri IV, the bridge was the first to not have houses, quickly marking it as the center of the city with peddlers, nobility, and commoners all mingling in one area. The brigde also includes a bronze stature, in the middle of the bridge, of Henri IV. Today, the Ponf Neuf remains the quickest way to pass from the north to the south side of the Seine, with an exit to visit the Ile de la Cite including Notre Dame.
While officially called the Piscine Pontoise, this pool with its art deco décor and quirky ... Read more