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  • In 1515, Francois I was asked to build a bridge over the small branch of the Seine in order to carry patients to the Hôtel-Dieu hospital on the Île de la Cité. Construction began in 1626 and in 1634 the two sides were connected.

    The Pont au Double derives its name from the toll amount which was charged, a “double” denier, money used to pay for the construction of the bridge.

    In 1709, the bridge collapsed. It was rebuilt and remained in place until 1847. In 1883, the Pont au Double was replaced by a one arch cast-iron bridge. ~ Wikipedia

    Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    The Palais du Chaillot and the Gardens of the Trocadéro as viewed from the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    One of the fortified gates into the medieval town of Provins, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Les Remparts (fortified wall) around the medieval town of Provins, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Les remparts (fortified wall) around the medieval town of Provins, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Quai of the Rosary-De Rozenhoedkaai, Brugge, Belgium. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Simon Stevinplein with a view of the tower of the Church of Our Lady. Brugge, Belgium. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Simon Stevin (1548 - 1620), a Flemish mathematician and military engineer. Brugge, Belgium. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

    Gorgeous architecture, circa 1654. Brugge, Belgium. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

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