The Pont Neuf is a 16th-century bridge in Toulouse across the Garonne river. Original planning for the bridge started in 1542 by the assembly of a committee of master masons and carpenters. Construction started on the foundations in 1544; the first arch was started in 1614. The bridge was finished in 1632, and was inaugurated on 19 October 1659.

The bridge is not symmetrical; the longest arch is the third from the right-hand bank. The openings through the piers were originally supposed to represent the face and mane of a lion. A triumphal archway added in 1686 constricted traffic and was removed in 1860.

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    Anais Chamand (2 months ago)
    To flee. - Surprise additional costs: I consult for sterilization (where I will explain the lack of professionalism below), and I am offered a smear, presented as a small routine check-up. Here it is, it is frequent that at a small passage at the gyneco one proposes this control, I do not ask myself more question. When I left, I paid for the consultation (50 €), still not warning me that the smear was charged extra. Several weeks following the consultation, I received an invoice of around € 50 by mail. I ignore this invoice thinking of a mistake on their part. However, I receive reminder letters, before litigation. When that contacts Medipath to find out more about this bill, I learn that this is the exam that remains to be paid. OK. And when I ask how is it that I was not warned during the consultation or even when settling in office, I am told "see with Camille Ponsar" (it's a shame, she was his replacement ). When I ask for an email address to communicate in writing (because there is a threat of litigation, so it is normal to require written records), I am only given his phone number. Thank you very much for this unnecessary information by the way. Frankly, for having made medical visits, all have their own functioning. But it seems to me that ALL practitioners must warn their patient of the additional costs as well as ask for the CONSENT of the latter. However, this was not the case here. Let's move on to the reason for my consultation and how it was handled: - For the sterilization request, here are the following considerations: "Your companion must have his vasectomy reviewed" (except in my case, my companion can no longer undergo surgery) "People file a complaint because they reconsider their decision after an operation" (so what use are the 4 legal months of reflection? Another invention to anchor backward thoughts?) "You will want other children if you change your companion" (it is only pregnancy that is unbearable to me, there are other ways of having a family it seems to me. And yes it is. there are women for whom the idea of ​​pushing her body and her mind to its limits is a permanent anxiety, especially when her job is already physical.) "Men suffer less from a vasectomy. You know a tubal ligation is heavier, you have to open it, it's irreversible." (Why am I being compared to a man? I'm a woman, with a uterus, ovaries, stop talking to me about vasectomies and damn men. It's about me and nobody else! ) And honestly, so on. At no time was I asked why I wanted sterilization, what it meant for me (and not for men or those around me, in fact. I love them but I don't care ... ), no constructive discussion emerged. Pity. The great women of this world would have turned around more than once in their graves if they had seen this. Short. A shame from A to Z. A pure nightmare. That's all I had to say.
    T Val (10 months ago)
    Very competent, from the gynecologists to the secretary. Kindness and benevolence. I highly recommend
    Jessica Gibert (2 years ago)
    Very nice home ! The secretary and the doctors are very kind and attentive. Not only is everything well explained, but they take the time to take an interest in our personal case and our pathology if this is the case. I was very apprehensive going there for the first time, because I no longer trusted the gynecologists and I was running away from consultations and medical examinations like the plague, but everything went very well. I came back to continue my follow-up and I will come back to it, because I finally found the gynecologist who was able to listen to me, understand me and help me. A big thank you to this team and keep it up! :)
    Telia Abhorrent (2 years ago)
    I went there for a 1st date. Everything went very well. A very pleasant welcome. A doctor who is also attentive and caring. Me, for whom the gynecologist appointment is always a bad time, I left reassured. Also I highly recommend ???
    emilie noyes (4 years ago)
    Cabinet au top j’etait une nouvel patiente j’ai eu un rdv en moins de un mois, la secrétaire et adorable, j’ai eu une docteur remplaçante madame Crouzoulon genial qui a vraiment bien pris le temps de tout m’expliqué tres a l’ecoute, rassurante. Apres mes expériences plus que rater dans d’autre cabinet la je sais que j’y retournerai enfin sans appréhension. Merci beaucoup
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    Castle of Lorca (Castillo de Lorca) is a fortress of medieval origin constructed between the 9th and 15th centuries. It consists of a series of defensive structures that, during the Middle Ages, made the town and the fortress an impregnable point in the southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula. Lorca Castle was a key strategic point of contention between Christians and Muslims during the Reconquista.

    Archaeological excavations have revealed that the site of the castle has been inhabited since Neolithic times.

    Muslim Era

    It has not been determined exactly when a castle or fortress was first built on the hill. The first written documentation referring to a castle at Lorca is of Muslim origin, which in the 9th century, indicates that the city of Lurqa was an important town in the area ruled by Theudimer (Tudmir). During Muslim rule, Lorca Castle was an impregnable fortress and its interior was divided into two sections by the Espaldón Wall. In the western part, there was an area used to protect livestock and grain in times of danger. The eastern part had a neighbourhood called the barrio de Alcalá.

    After Reconquista

    Lorca was conquered by the Castilian Infante Don Alfonso, the future Alfonso X, in 1244, and the fortress became a key defensive point against the Kingdom of Granada. For 250 years, Lorca Castle was a watchpoint on the border between the Christian kingdom of Murcia and the Muslim state of Granada.

    Alfonso X ordered the construction of the towers known as the Alfonsina and Espolón Towers, and strengthened and fixed the walls. Hardly a trace of the Muslim fortress remained due to this reconstruction. Muslim traces remain in the foundation stones and the wall known as the muro del Espaldón.

    The Jewish Quarter was found within the alcazaba, the Moorish fortification, separated from the rest of the city by its walls. The physical separation had the purpose of protecting the Jewish people in the town from harm, but also had the result of keeping Christians and Jews separate, with the Christians inhabiting the lower part of town.

    The remains of the Jewish Quarter extended over an area of 5,700 square m, and 12 homes and a synagogue have been found; the synagogue dates from the 14th century and is the only one found in the Murcia. The streets of the town had an irregular layout, adapted to the landscape, and is divided into four terraces. The synagogue was in the central location, and around it were the homes. The homes were of rectangular shape, with various compartmentalized rooms. The living quarters were elevated and a common feature was benches attached to the walls, kitchens, stand for earthenware jars, or cupboards.

    Modern history

    With the disappearance of the frontier after the conquest of Granada in 1492, Lorca Castle no longer became as important as before. With the expulsion of the Jews by order of Ferdinand and Isabella, Lorca Castle was also depopulated as a result. The castle was abandoned completely, and was almost a complete ruin by the 18th century. In the 19th century, the castle was refurbished due to the War of Spanish Independence. The walls and structures were repaired or modified and its medieval look changed. A battery of cannons was installed, for example, during this time. In 1931 Lorca Castle was declared a National Historic Monument.

    Currently, a parador (luxury hotel) has been built within the castle. As a result, archaeological discoveries have been found, including the Jewish Quarter.