Description de la ville de Paris et de tout ce qu'elle contient de plus remarquable

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Date

1717

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De Beer Fb 1717 B

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Paris: François Fournier

Abstract

The River Seine is the life-blood of Paris. Thirty-seven bridges cross it; five are pedestrian only. Some of them include Pont Saint-Michel (between the Rive Gauche and the Île de la Cité); Pont Neuf (Paris’s oldest bridge); Pont de la Concorde; Pont de l’Alma, the place where Princess Diana met her tragic death in 1997; and Pont Royal. Reconstructed in stone between 1685 and 1689 by architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646–1708), the last was named by Louis XIV. During the First French Empire (1804-1814), Napoléon I renamed it Pont des Tuileries. In 1814 it reverted back to the royal name.

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Citation

Germain Brice, “Description de la ville de Paris et de tout ce qu'elle contient de plus remarquable,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 28, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10632.