The Oldest New Bridge.
- It is 400 years old.
- It was pretty unsafe. People used to get robbed, murfered all the time there. But then again, all of Paris was like this up until the 18th century, so nevermind.
I liked this bit found on wikipedia:
In 1701, Cotolendi quoted a letter supposedly written by a Sicilian tourist:
One finds on the Pont-Neuf an infinity of people who give tickets, some put fallen teeth back in, and others make crystal eyes; there are those who cure incurable illnesses; those who claim to have discovered the virtues of some powdered stones to white and to beautify the face. This one claims he makes old men young; there are those who remove wrinkles from the forehead and the eyes, who make wooden legs to repair the violence of bombs; finally everybody is so applied to work, so strongly and continually, that the devil can tempt no one but on Holidays and Sundays.
Pont Neuf, Île de la Cité , Métro Pont Neuf