The stone bridge or “Pont de Pierre” in French is one of the main bridges connecting the left bank and the right bank of Bordeaux.
It was commissioned by Napoleon because he wanted a big bridge where his army can pass and invade Spain. The bridge has 17 spans, they represent the number of letters in the name “Napoleon Bonaparte”. He had insisted that for every letter, there should be a span!
The bridge was finished in 1822, however, Napoleon died in 1819 and thus never saw his 17 spans!
Today, a very modern tramway crosses the bridge and is one of the most important landmarks of the city. From there, you can get amazing pictures with all of Bordeaux!
If you want to know more about my first impressions when I moved to Bordeaux, check this link: https://wandererfootsteps.com/bordeaux-first-impressions/
For any touristic information in Bordeaux, you can check this link: https://www.bordeaux-tourism.co.uk/