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Pont au Change

75001 Paris, France
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Ranked #344 of 790 Attractions in Paris
Type: Bridges
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I came across this stone bridge whilst travelling on the River Seine. The appeal for me was how clean all the stone work was kept; and I had no idea about the "N" insignia, until I had read some of the other reviews. Worth a visit, even if it is only for the historic value.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

It's hard to miss. It's the stone bridge that is marked with the letter "N", or the imperial insignia of Napoléon III. You'll get a great view of it as you're crossing over Pont Notre Dame to get to the right bank. There is a fruit, flower, and vegetable market along the right bank of the river that runs between... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The clean, crisp whiteness and the regal "N" insignias emblazoned on le Pont au Change still remain as one of my earliest memories of the beauty of Paris. This bridge connects the Île de la Cité from le Palais de Justice and the Conciergerie, to the Right Bank. This current bridge (several have preceded it at this site) was constructed... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is your connection between Ile de la Cite and the Palaise de Justice plus the Conciergerie and the Theatre du Chatelet. This places you in the centre stage for Parisian attractions. It earned its curious name,in the 12th century due to the goldsmiths and money changers who plied their trade on the bridge.. today the bridge bears the imperial... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

A fairly plain bridge it is most "famous" as being the bridge that Javert jumped off and committed suicide in Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Miserables'. Constructed during the reign of Napolean III it features large 'N' insignia on each side. Other than that it is a good way to get from Chatelet to the Royal Chateau (Conciergerie, Sainte-Chapelle & Palais... More

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