Horse-drawn carriages and strolling couples make their way across the Pont Neuf, one of the oldest bridges in Paris. Boats are tied up on both sides of the Seine River, a heavily traveled thoroughfare. In the center, behind an iron fence, stands an equestrian statue of Henri IV. On the right bank of the river is the Louvre, the national museum and art gallery of France. The dome of the Hôtel des Invalides can be seen on the left bank in the distance.
Jean-Baptiste Raguenet specialized in views of Paris and owned a small shop for their sale in the rue de la Colombeon the Ile de la Cité. This view of Paris in the 1700s and its companion piece, View of Paris with the Ile de la Cité, were probably painted for an English patron, Lord Holland.