We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pont de Pierre

Bordeaux, France (Rue Sainte-Catherine)
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
$20*
and up
86%
Ranked #14 of 69 Attractions in Bordeaux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Attraction details
Write a Review

215 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    86
    101
    28
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
289 reviews 289 reviews
60 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

It is well worth walking across le Pont de Pierre, not least for the views from it and from the right bank. The bridge has 17 arches (the number of letters in Napoleon Bonaparte) and is a very attractive structure, both during the day and when lit up at night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Petropolis, RJ
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Excellent sight, both from the bridge to the city and the opposite, specially at night. Moreover, a good choice to lengthen your workout by running/cycling to the other side of the river.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane
Top Contributor
194 reviews 194 reviews
146 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After walking across the bridge twice (we parked on the other side of the city) we found the bridge and the view enjoyable. The light rail rumbling past and the river flowing underneath makes for a romantic stroll. However, we also drove across and would not recommend it - the traffic is slow and being single lane makes for a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The Pont de Pierre, or the bridge of stones, connects the left and right banks of the Garonne River. It was the first bridge constructed over the Garonne River. It was build under the orders of Napoleon I, the first French emperor. Its construction took three years (1819 – 1822) with over 4,000 workers. The builders had to use a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dudley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Had looked forward to walking across this bridge from the moment we saw it in guides & on internet, the reality was a little disappointing. it is extremely busy at any time of day traffic in both directions & tram tracks up the middle. To get it's beauty best seen from a boat on the river

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hk
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

it was easy walk over the bridge, nice place and must go there on foot.no need to get on tram to go on it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ennis, Clare, Ireland
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I didn't count how many arches were on this but there are a lot. And with its fabulous lamps, the bridge is beautiful day or night.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Decatur, Georgia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I wish the USA would value real estate meant for public enjoyment as much as European cities like Bordeaux do. The Pont is huge, and enjoyed by those on bikes, foot, roller skates, inline skates, skateboards, strollers, and trams, cars and buses. Just a lovely spot for people-watching and loving life.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
78 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We caught the A tram over the bridge, then walked back. It is a beautiful bridge and you get a lovely view of Le Bourse as you walk toward the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This bridge offers a great view of the city, especially late in the evening. At that time there is less traffic. The panoramic view of the city from the other side of the river is very beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Pont de Pierre also viewed

 

Been to Pont de Pierre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing