Pont au Change

Originally built in wood in the 9C, it has been rebuilt a number of times. The present bridge dates from 1860. Opening onto the place du Châtelet, the bridge affords a fine view of the Conciergerie, the île de la Cité, Pont-Neuf and the Eiffel Tower. It owes its name to the exchange set up in 1141 by Louis VII: foreigners had to exchange their foreign currency before entering Paris.

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Pont-au-Change

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Conciergerie
Conciergerie
It is from the quai de la Mégisserie, on
30 minutes
Place du Châtelet
Place du Châtelet
This square is named after a fortress
15 minutes
Palais de Justice
Palais de Justice
The Kings of France lived here,
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