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31/05/1578 King Henry III lays the first stone of the oldest bridge of Paris

The Pont Neuf is the oldest standing bridge across the river Seine in Paris, France. The decision to build the bridge was made by Henry III who laid its first stone in 1578, the year when the foundations of four piers and one abutment were completed.


  • Essentials 

  • Pont Neuf 

  • Construction 

  • The ''mascarons'' 

  • Equestrian statue of Henry IV 

  • Execution of Jacques de Molay 

  • La Samaritaine 

  • As the center of Paris 

  • First daguerreotype ever with human being? 

  • Christo's project 

  • Bibliography