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Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf, Paris

The Basics

As one of Paris’s most popular destinations, Pont Neuf is often included on small-group walking tours of the city center and highlights along the Seine. As one of the main bridges used to access Ile de la Cite, the epicenter of the city’s medieval beginnings, Pont Neuf is often a highlight on tours of the island, which typically also stop at Notre-Dame Cathedral and Ile Saint-Louis. By contrast, Seine river cruises offer panoramic views from the water of the island, cathedral, and Pont Neuf often missed by visitors.

Themed tours, including music, photography, history, and architecture tours, often include a walk across Pont Neuf and a fresh perspective of the city. While bicycle tours provide a quick and active way to see the highlights, evening tours showcase Paris’s architectural gems illuminated under the night sky. Private tours allow visitors to tack a visit to Pont Neuf onto the day’s fully customized itinerary.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Great tour!
Matthew_S, Jun 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Check in was easy and we were glad we paid in advance because the line to buy tickets was very long.
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First time in Paris.
William_Z, Jun 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Lili was an awesome guide. Loved the experience. Very informative snd would do this again. Good time.
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1 hour trip, with...
Leon_R, Jun 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
1 hour trip, with excellent guidance on french and english, negative: they load the full boat, and some seat’s are not usable, like seats back by the engine.. we have stand whole trip
star-5
Lovely cruise
Claraamalie_R, Jun 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Really good experience, amazing guide, and nice to see Paris from the water. A shame we had to screaming kids and parents just behind os, made it difficult to hear the guide. Maybe people with kids could have a special area to sit.
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Excellent tour highly...
Alejandro_S, Jun 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Excellent tour highly recommend it. Everything was well organized and on time. Boat had sufficient accommodation to be seated
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Excellent boat trip
Lucy_B, Jun 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Excellent boat trip if travelling with children. They were so engaged the whole trip as were we. Would definitely recommend to others.
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Must take cruise!
Jude_O, May 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Great experience! Best way to see the Eiffel Tower in all its majesty. Take the night cruise and experience the twinkling of the tower.
star-5
a fantastic cruise
Orphe_N, May 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
The cruise was awesome and felt really romantic , I would highly recomend it and am planning to do it many more times this summer
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Beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower
Shannon_S, May 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Seeing the Eiffel Tower so up close was amazing! Although we could not hear the tour guide, it was a very pleasant ride.
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Great boat trip showcasing the Seine
Corinna_P, May 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Pleasant trip along the river. Told me facts about the various bridges that I didn't know plus a long lingering look at the Effiel tower.
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A good short afternoon tour
Patricia_F, May 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Easy afternoon. Helpful crew & staff. Enjoyed the cruise and commentary. Great way to see all the highlights and get an idea of layout.
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Noisy Crowd
Shelley_C, May 2022
Seine River Cruise on board Vedettes du Pont Neuf
Great view of Paris overall but very hard to hear the guide due to the noise of the crowd. Also quite hard to understand the guide's attempt at speaking English.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Pont Neuf is a must for history and architecture buffs, as well as photographers of all skill levels.

  • Don’t forget comfortable walking shoes, as Ile de la Cite and surrounding neighborhoods are best explored on foot.

  • While there are plenty of dining options available on Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis, visitors and locals often picnic on the banks of the Seine.

  • Public restrooms are located in front of Notre Dame Cathedral.

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How to Get There

Centrally located between the First and Sixth arrondissements, Pont Neuf is easily accessible on foot or by public transit. The nearest stops are Pont Neuf on Metro line 7 and buses 24, 58, and 70, and Cité on Metro line 4.

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When to Get There

Pont Neuf is a popular people-watching location for both visitors and locals. While warm weather evenings are more atmospheric as the city buzzes with nightlife, mornings offer a quieter experience and opportunity for unobstructed photos. During the summer months, concerts, art installations, workshops, classes, and kids’ activities are often found on the banks of the Seine from Pont Sully to Pont Neuf.

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The Birthplace of Paris

Stand on the Pont Neuf and look out east over Ile de la Cite. You are standing on what was once the ancient Roman city of Lutetia, the birthplace of Paris established between 250–225 BCE. While Paris owes its status to the ancient Romans, few relics remain besides the remnants of aqueducts, the Arena of Lutetia, and the remains of a bathhouse preserved in the archaeological crypt underneath Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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