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Heritage Walks - banks of the Garonne

The itinerary suggested offers the most beautiful views of the city and its river. Eighteen remarkable monuments are detailed here so that visitors can discover and arrive at a better understanding of the identity of Toulouse.


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Pont des Catalans
Pont des Catalans
31000 Toulouse
France

Created at the start of the 20th Century by engineer Paul Séjourné, this bridge marked the final stage of the encirclement of the city by the boulevards and it links the Amidonniers and Saint-Cyprien quarters.

Constructed in an innovative arch bridge style, it links two parallel structures 10m apart that support the deck. The bridge was constructed out of stone: cut stone for the pillars, brick for the arches and concrete for the flooring of the deck. This two colour pattern associated with the presence of gaps at regular intervals accentuates how this bridge echoes the Pont-Neuf. Its cast-iron railings are adorned with the cross of Languedoc alternating with the initials of the city of Toulouse. Inaugurated with wild celebrations in the presence of delegates from the city of Barcelona, it demonstrates the close Occitano-Catalan friendship.

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