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Pont d'Avignon Boulevard de la Ligne 84000 Avignon, France
Boulevard de la LigneFRAvignon84000
+33 4 32 74 32
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Ruins of famous medieval bridge, with 4 arches spanning the Rhone & a small chapel to St Nicholas.- Google
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Joao Cesar Escossia
a year ago
This popular children's song describes folk dancing, and the bridge of the song is the Pont d'Avignon, or more properly the Pont St-Bénezet. This famous medieval bridge spans less than half of the Rhône River between the old town of Avignon and Villeneuve-les-Avignon on the left bank. Technically, people would have danced beneath the bridge (sous le pont) where it crossed l'Ile de Barthelasse on its way to Villeneuve-lès-Avignon. The bridge's construction was inspired by Saint Bénézet, a local shepherd boy who (according to tradition) was commanded by angels to build a bridge across the river. Although he was ridiculed at first, he dramatically "proved" his divine inspiration by miraculously lifting a huge block of stone. He won support for his project from wealthy sponsors who formed themselves into a Bridge Brotherhood to fund its construction. After his death, he was interred on the bridge itself, in a small chapel standing on one of the bridge's surviving piers on the Avignon side.
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Federico Carranza-Kopper
a year ago
Great architecture and overall preservation
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astuces conduite
6 months ago
bonjour enfant nous chantions le pont d'AVIGNON enfin en 2013 nous avions vraiment dansé sur ce fameux pont! j'en ai fait un modeste film sur dailymotion à calixte clain bonne visite calixte
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Roger Ruffel
2 months ago
Plus intéressant à regarder de l'extérieur que de dessus sauf pour la vue du Rhône qui s'écoule paisiblement ou pas .
Jacqueline Quennec
4 months ago
Just awesome
A Google User
4 years ago
The Good: Hotel is in a great location next to Palais de Papes. The hotel is fairly clean, but wreaked of cig. smoke. The Bad: If you are driving to the hotel and don't know Avignon REALLY well, its virtually impossible to find. The front of the hotel is below in a parking garage (in otherwords, not visible from the street). The Ugly: When we arrived and checked in, none of the check in staff mentioned that all of the air conditioning was out in the rooms. Once we got to our rooms, we figured it out for ourselves. Problem for us, is that it was late at night and too late to switch for the first night. Well, for the second night, we did switch because it was unbearably hot for sleeping. We changed to the Avignon Grand Hotel, no problem. After telling us several times that we would OBVIOUSLY not be charged for our second night (expedia refunded us already), I now have returned home to find that my CC was charged for the 2nd night (they got our CC # for incidentals). Now I have to take the time to get this fixed. Bottom line: The hotel is run by a bunch of sketchy folks, super shady. Stay here at your own risk.
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Fabien Delattre
4 weeks ago
Sans plus. Même le film 3D de reconstitution, très court, laisse sur sa fin.
loic arquizan
a year ago
C'est un pont quoi