The Pont au Change, also written Pont-aux-Changes, is one of the 37 bridges in Paris (France) over the Seine.

It connects the Île de la Cité from the Palais de Justice, the Conciergerie and the commercial court, to the right bank at the Théâtre du Châtelet. It is located on the boundary between the 1st and 4th arrondissements of Paris.

The bridge located in its extension towards the south connecting Boulevard du Palais to Place Saint-Michel (on the left bank) is the Pont Saint-Michel.

This site is served by Paris metro lines (M) (1) (4) (7) (11) (14) at the Châtelet metro station.

Several bridges bearing the name Pont au Change have stood on this site. It owes its name to the goldsmiths and money changers who had installed their shops on an earlier version of the bridge in the 12th century. The current bridge was constructed from 1858 to 1860, during the reign of Napoleon III, and bears his imperial insignia.

Next upstream: Pont Notre-Dame
Next downstream: Pont Neuf

Type: Arch bridge
Length: 103 m
Width: 30 m
Material(s): Masonry
Construction 1858-1860
Architect(s) P.-M. G. de Lagalisserie, P. Vaudrey.

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