48/50.- Paris, Pont au Change


In this photo you see the 'The Pont-au-Change' (=Exchange Bridge) and Notre Dame at night. The current bridge was built between 1639 and 1647 to replace the old bridge, which was destroyed by a fire. With its 38,60m it was the broadest bridge in Paris. As on many other bridges of that time, there used to be houses on the bridge. They were removed by an edict of 1786. The bridge is also known as the 'Pont Napoleon III'.

On our right sits the 'Conciergerie', let's take it a look ...

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