The brick and stone Pont Neuf bridge was built over a period of several decades between 1544 and 1632.
The bridge is made up of a series of lovely low arches, each rimmed with stone and decorated with circular niches in each pier. Interestingly, the bridge’s arches are not symmetrical, and the level rises slightly as the two sides meet over the central arch.
The Pont Neuf’s arches and niches are floodlit from below at night, and the lovely views of Toulouse by day make a stroll across the bridge an essential Toulouse experience.
The Pont Neuf crosses the River Garonne, linking the Old Quarter on the right bank with Place St. Cyprien on the left.