Pont NeufDon’t let Pont Neuf’s name, meaning New Bridge fool you. In fact, this ancient structure is the oldest bridge in Paris. Linking the west side of Île de la Cité with both sides of the Seine riverbank, this bridge has been standing here since its inauguration in 1607, by King Henry IV. The bulky Pont Neuf comprises of 7 arches, each decorated with grotesque, gargoyle-like figures of Parisian people in various professions.

For good views of the bridge’s architecture, try getting a riverside view of it. It also makes for a romantic view at night, when it is beautifully lit, enhanced by its gleaming reflection in the dark river.