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Pont Saint Benezet

Rhone River, 84000 Avignon, France
0490275000
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Ranked #12 of 35 Attractions in Avignon
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Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This emblematic site in the history of Avignon is known throughout the world in the famous song. Built in the 12th century, it was destroyed several... more » Owner description: This emblematic site in the history of Avignon is known throughout the world in the famous song. Built in the 12th century, it was destroyed several times by spates on the Rhone River, before being rebuilt and finally abandoned in the 17th century. « less
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Fortaleza, CE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The bridge has its history, but at the end of the day it is just an old bridge without any major attraction. It is, however, one of the things to be seen in Avignon. There is a joint ticket of the pope palace plus bridge, which is a good economy.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Charming historical site. Modern,regularly cleaned public toilets available at the entrance of the site.

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Innsbruck
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

A nice story about building ones divine dream. This bridge stretched out for hundreds more meters when build. The river was wild, the distance to great and finally a small piece is left to entice us today on a tamed Rhone river. Would have loved to see what this really looked liked.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

maybe it was too crowded but nevertheless you should go .. .climb around and see the Rhone and find out where the song came from

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Yes it's a bridge that no longer crosses the river but ends in the middle of the Rhone. We visited the area on a river cruise and saw the bridge from the river, from the town and of course on the bridge itself. We were pleasantly surprised that half price tickets could be purchased with our popes palace visit so... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Really, it's just a bridge. Not even a particularly interesting bridge, or even a bridge that goes anywhere, as only half of it is left and it just stops mid river. You can see it easily from the park above or from the riverside. Paying good money to walk along it adds nothing. People only go as there is a... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Well yes, it's just a bridge...half a bridge actually but you can't visit Avignon and not see it. You can buy a joint ticket for the bridge and le Palais des Papes and at the bridge you get a free audio guide which is very interesting and explains why a bridge was built there in the first place, as well... More

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Perth WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

There's not lot to visiting Pont St-Benezet but its one of those things you must do once in Avignon. The day we went was fine and warm and we didn't hesitate to go after visiting the Palais des Papes. It's only a short walk away. The combination ticket saves a bit. The view of the Rhone lovely. Good bit of... More

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North London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Not that interesting but was able to text home and say Je suis sur le pont D'Avignon The audio was a little sparce and the view is not the most beautiful over the river, although it was good to look back over the town

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This bridge got washed away by major flooding on the Rhone river many years ago and the bridge has not been rebuilt. You can walk out to the end of the bridge and get some great photos. An interesting place to visit.

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