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Pont d'Avignon Boulevard de la Ligne 84000 Avignon, France
Boulevard de la LigneFRAvignon84000
+33 4 32 74 32 74avignon-tourisme.com
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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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Jeffrey Edison
a month ago
The best views are to be had during the summer from a canoe, kayak or standup paddleboard on the river, underneath the bridge.
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benjamin ktorza
2 months ago
After singing all my life about this bidge i finally saw it, and i have to admit, i was a little bit disappointed
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John Dulemba
4 months ago
10 euros for two people to walk out on this? Nawe. Take the ferry for free, and also see everything from above on the way down.
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Franco Goja
9 months ago
I've risked to fall down in the river with my Renault 4! Be careful!
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Patrick Au-Yeung
6 months ago
Really cool to finally visit this bridge after hearing the famous children's song for all these years. In June of 2015 it was still undergoing maintenance work. It sits just outside of the old city wall and when you first lay eye on it, the feeling is pretty incredible.
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Steven C
2 months ago
nice bridge. always worth the walk while you sing along
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Joao Cesar Escossia
2 years 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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Anna Hautzinger
2 years ago
The audio tour really made this sight worthwhile. Otherwise, it is just the remnants of a bridge that has been unusable for centuries. The photo opportunities are great, and this is the only place where you can walk on the ramparts of Avignon.