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Address: Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: 0556006600
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I walked across the bridge. I took a tram. I had no bicycle or car, but those folks were crossing as well. And underneath, the Garonne River flowed, and from the bridge we could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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Saint Ignace, Michigan
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked across the bridge. I took a tram. I had no bicycle or car, but those folks were crossing as well. And underneath, the Garonne River flowed, and from the bridge we could see the little boat that is part of the public transportation system cross from the Rive Gauch to the Rive Droit. Only thing, you can't fly... More 

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San Francisco, California
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430 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first bridge built over the Garonne River that has very raging currents. Under the orders of Napoleon Bonaparte it was designed and then constructed between 1819 -1822. The 17 arches are supposedly for the letters in the name Napoleon Bonaparte. Three intertwined crescents adorn the bridge as the coat of arms of Bordeaux. It’s beautiful from the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to have a quick look at the other side of the river and this was a fun way to make the trip.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent view of it from all sides, the old bridge with history and beautiful architecture. Very nice to see both by day and night.

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Richmond, Virginia
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90 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This is a memorable bridge, one worth seeing in both daylight and as lit by night. A beautiful piece of art and architecture, and a part of the history of the city. There is a nice riverwalk alongside it, which is convenient for walking along and taking in various views of the bridge. Walk across if you have time.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The Pont de Pierre is a signature piece of Bordeaux, dating back to the Napoleonic era. It is situated along the Garonne and connects the both sides of Bordeaux. It is lovely to either walk along the Garonne and take photos in which the Pont de Pierre appears or to walk across the bridge, on a sunny day this is... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

C'est un pont construit en pierre comme son nom l'indique - The Pont de pierre, or "Stone Bridge" in English, is a bridge in Bordeaux, which connects the left bank of the Garonne River to the right bank quartier de la Bastide. First bridge over the Garonne River at Bordeaux, it was planned and designed during the First French Empire,... More 

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Wangaratta, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This beautiful bridge is within easy walking distance of the CBD and is a lovely structure with its many arches stretching across the water. We walked along the river bank and over the other side in the late afternoon

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We walked this bridge on a sunny morning, which was lovely; great views of the city! However; the sidewalk is quite crowded with people and bikes, so you can't really look away lest you want to get run over.

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Toronto, Canada
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The great Napoleon ordered to build this bridge across the La Garonne river. Of course, It is beautiful with its arches and multi usage. However, the most impressive thing about this bridge is the effects of the daily high and low tides to the water current around it. The high tides from the Atlantic Ocean pushes against the water flow... More 

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