Pont Neuf

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Study the intriguing pointed pillars on the river and relax on the grassy knoll of the park beside this iconic bridge.

Among the principal emblems of the city, the Pont Neuf is an impressive 16th-century bridge that stretches across the Garonne River in Toulouse. It is 720 feet (220 meters) long, with seven arches of varying sizes that give the bridge an asymmetrical appearance. Stroll between the trees along the riverbanks for the best views of the structure.

Snap photos from a variety of angles for a better understanding of the aesthetics and dimensions of the bridge, which has survived several centuries. It has an unusual design, with platforms pointing into the river below its imposing pillars.

Walk along the length of the bridge and enjoy the excellent views of the Garonne River as it meanders through the center of the city. You can also cycle or jog along the wide sidewalks.

Take a relaxing break on the well-kept mound of grass of the Prairie des Filtres park, which flanks the river between the Pont Neuf and its southern counterpart, the Pont Saint-Michel. The park area has a fun and relaxed ambiance and is popular with students. Stay here for the sunset and admire the view of the bridge, as it becomes a silhouette against the darkening sky. Marvel at the colorful undersides of the illuminated arches at night.

Note that the bridge, which is free to access at all times, is also known as the Pont de Pierre and the Grand Pont. Despite dating back to the 1500s, Pont Neuf is French for New Bridge, so-called for its comparison to an older bridge that once stood beside it.

The Pont Neuf crosses the Garonne River in the downtown district of Toulouse. Ride the metro to the Esquirol station and walk west for a few minutes to get to the bridge. You can also arrive at the Saint-Cyprien-République metro stop on the western side of the river.

See some of the other nearby sights, such as the Château d’Eau, the Museum of the History of Medicine and the Notre-Dame de la Daurade Basilica.

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ResidHotel Toulouse Centre
ResidHotel Toulouse Centre
11 Avenue de la Garonnette, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $47 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pont Neuf, Museum of the Augustins, and Place du Capitole. Basilica of Saint-Sernin ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (399 reviews)
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Reviewed on Aug 29, 2021

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Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
7 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $112 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from The KASE Toulouse Saint-Rome and Capitole de Toulouse. Zenith de Toulouse is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (943 reviews)
"Wonderful Hotel and location."

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Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
ibis Toulouse Gare Matabiau
ibis Toulouse Gare Matabiau
3 out of 5
14 Boulevard Bon Repos, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $56 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
Located in Toulouse City-Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine and Capitole de Toulouse. Zenith de Toulouse is ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (445 reviews)
"Value hotel, perfectly acceptable but in no way exciting."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

ibis Toulouse Gare Matabiau
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ResidHotel Toulouse Centre
ResidHotel Toulouse Centre
11 Avenue de la Garonnette, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $47 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
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Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Toulouse, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
7 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $112 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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ibis Toulouse Gare Matabiau
ibis Toulouse Gare Matabiau
3 out of 5
14 Boulevard Bon Repos, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $56 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
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Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
Grand Hotel de l'Opera, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
1 Place Du Capitole, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $95 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 27
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Mama Shelter Toulouse
Mama Shelter Toulouse
54-56 Boulevard Lazare Carnot, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $81 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
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Le Grand Balcon
Le Grand Balcon
5 out of 5
8 To 10 Rue Romiguieres, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $107 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
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Best Western Hotel Innes
Best Western Hotel Innes
4 out of 5
13 bis, Rue Matabiau, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $69 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
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Novotel Toulouse Centre Wilson
Novotel Toulouse Centre Wilson
4 out of 5
15 Place Du President Thomas Wilson, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $92 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
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Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges Hotel
Mercure Toulouse Centre Saint-Georges Hotel
4 out of 5
Rue Saint Jerome, (For GPS 1 rue Paul Mériel), Toulouse, Haute-Garonne
The price is $93 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
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