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Pont Neuf

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Pont Neuf, Paris

Description

Pont Neuf is a gorgeous arched stone bridge of golden hue, leading to the huge Ile de la Cite, an island in the middle of the Seine river. The square below Pont Neuf, Square du Vert-Galant, is one of my favorite places on earth! You can sit and take in Pont Neuf's majesty while also watching the glimmering blue-green waters of the Seine. See the boats go by. The square is raised up above the waterfront walkway. Walk down to the cobblestone walkway and you can sit under willow trees on the edge of the river, with your feet dangling over the water. Many young people gather here in groups to chat and have fun. It's a great place for a picnic or a romantic stroll.
Atop Pont Neuf is a statue and an area where the city is allowing people to put up locks with their initials and their lover's initials. This is to replace the locks at Pont des Arts that were breaking the metal bridge.
Afterward, walk east to Notre Dame Cathedral, which is also on Ile de la Cite.
From Pont Neuf, you can take a boat ride up the Seine river and learn about the sites.

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Painters sell their work above the Seine River, at Pont Neuf.
Painters sell their work above the Seine River, at Pont Neuf.
Square du Vert-Galant is a triangular park with flower beds, benches, plenty of shady trees, and cute people.
Square du Vert-Galant is a triangular park with flower beds, benches, plenty of shady trees, and cute people.
Benches and lawn at Square du Vert-Galant.
Benches and lawn at Square du Vert-Galant.
Relaxing on a spring day at Square du Vert-Galant.
Relaxing on a spring day at Square du Vert-Galant.
The cobblestone walkway below Square du Vert-Galant, also a great place to hang out.
The cobblestone walkway below Square du Vert-Galant, also a great place to hang out.
Relaxing under willow trees.
Relaxing under willow trees.
Golden cobblestones and Pont des Arts in the distance.
Golden cobblestones and Pont des Arts in the distance.
Watching the tourist boats go by.
Watching the tourist boats go by.
Sitting below the willow trees beside the Seine. Nothing is better on earth than this!
Sitting below the willow trees beside the Seine. Nothing is better on earth than this!
A group of young people hang out, with views of Pont Neuf behind them.
A group of young people hang out, with views of Pont Neuf behind them.
Lovers' locks, on Pont Neuf.
Lovers' locks, on Pont Neuf.
Looking through a window in the bridge, at the park below.
Looking through a window in the bridge, at the park below.
Lovers' locks on Pont Neuf.
Lovers' locks on Pont Neuf.
A man who sells locks looks out over the river.
A man who sells locks looks out over the river.
Decorations on a lamp post.
Decorations on a lamp post.
Buildings near Pont Neuf.
Buildings near Pont Neuf.
Statue on the left bank side of Pont Neuf.
Statue on the left bank side of Pont Neuf.
Pont Neuf is a beauty.
Pont Neuf is a beauty.

Directions

Square du Vert-Galant is located at Place du Pont-Neuf, 75001 Paris, France. There is a metro station called Pont Neuf just steps away.

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Don
11/20/2016 12:32
My wife and I bring a sandwich picnic and enjoy watching the boats.

Last Updated Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:26:12 GMT