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Pont Neuf

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Hidden : 09/17/2017
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Le Pont-Neuf est le plus ancien pont de Paris, sa construction commencée en 1578 sous Henri III se terminera en 1607 sous Henri IV. Ce fut le premier pont de Paris à traverser complètement la Seine, à posséder des trottoirs et à ne pas être couvert de maisons hormis quelques boutiques en hémicycle qui furent détruites au 19e siècle.
Le but lors de la construction était de pouvoir jouir du spectacle de la Seine en traversant le pont. Un objectif parfaitement réussi, même si la plus belle vue aujourd'hui est peut-être celle du pont Neuf lui-même vu du pont des Arts...
A coté de la 2e arche fut construite vers 1605 la pompe de la Samaritaine, un bâtiment sur pilotis contenant une machine servant à alimenter les palais du Louvre et des Tuileries. Elle fut détruite en 1813 mais donnera son nom au grand magasin bien connu des parisiens qui fait face au pont et actuellement en rénovation.


Guiseppe Canella - le Pont Neuf en 1832

Ce pont est aussi le premier à avoir été décoré, le long des corniches du pont, plus de 380 mascarons ont été sculptés. Ce sont des masques grotesques de personnages de fantaisie, présentant une grande variété d'expressions ayant pour rôle de chasser les esprits malins. Suite aux restaurations, les originaux ont tous été remplacés, mais l'un d'entre eux vous donnera toutefois un indice sur l'emplacement de la cache

[En]: The Pont-Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris, it's construction began in 1578 under Henry III will end in 1607 under Henri IV. It was the first bridge in Paris to cross the Seine completely, to have sidewalks and not to be covered with houses except some shops in the hemicycle, shops that were destroyed in the 19th century.
The purpose of the construction was to be able to enjoy the spectacle of the Seine while crossing the bridge. A perfectly successful goal, even though the best view today is perhaps that of the Pont Neuf itself seen from the Pont des Arts ...
Next to the 2nd ark was erected around 1605 the pump of the Samaritaine, a building on stilts containing a machine to deliver water at the palace of the Louvre and the Tuileries. It was destroyed in 1813 but will give its name to the well-known department store of the Parisians who face the bridge and is currently under renovation.


fran6ois - le Pont Neuf en septembre 2017 :-)

This bridge is also the first to have been decorated: along the cornices of the bridge, more than 380 mascarons were carved. They are grotesque masks of fantasy characters, presenting a great variety of expressions whose role is to drive out evil spirits. After several restores, the originals have all been replaced, but one of them will give you a clue as to where the cache is.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ibve cubgb fcbvyre

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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