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 new bridge paris

Pont Neuf, Île de la Cité , Métro Pont Neuf