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Address: Rhone River, 84000 Avignon, France
Phone Number: 0490275000
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Description: This emblematic site in the history of Avignon is known throughout the...
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.
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A nice visit but don't do the dance or sin the song

Wheelchair accessible friendly courteous staff a nice view and a must see in Avignon. Didn't get the headphone tour but we're allowed free entry which was very kind of the staff

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Wheelchair accessible friendly courteous staff a nice view and a must see in Avignon. Didn't get the headphone tour but we're allowed free entry which was very kind of the staff

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

In my opinion it is not worth to pay the money and spend time just to walk a few yards on the remains of this bridge. Based on the pictures that other people posted here, it looks a lot better from the other side of the river or from the boat. So, if you really want to see the bridge,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The famous bridge was actually quite a disappointment. You have to pay to walk on it which was unreasonable. Take a boat trip on the river instead, the views are very good from the opposite bank too.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting part history, part legend, all beautiful. Enjoyed seeing the 3D recreation part, must have been a sight to see that bridge in its day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Granted, there is the song « Sur le pont d’Avignon, l’on y danse, l’on y danse ». Granted, there is the legend about Saint Bénézet, who heard the voice of Jesus asking him to build the very first bridge across the Rhône river during the 12th century. However, the four remaining arches of the bridge – out of twenty-two –... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The must for those who want a bit of culture and a nice view on the Rhone, visit the chapel and admire the walls of te town.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Having viewed from the bus, the top of Tour Philippe Le Bel, coming in to Avignon from Chauteauneuf du Pape direction we finally came up close and personal with the famous bridge. It was interesting to learn about the history and despite being 'topside' when the dancing was allegedly 'under' the bridge I did indulge myself with a quick rendition......

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It was a good history lesson and catchy song but there wasn't actually much that you couldn't have seen from the street. Audio guides were good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The explaination posters are interesting. Having to pay for this site alone is likley to be disappointing. It is fine as a joint ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The best place to see the bridge is from the island on the other side of the grudge. Maybe take the free ferry shuttle and walk along the river. You get great views of the town and bridge from here.

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Additional Information about Pont Saint Benezet

Address: Rhone River, 84000 Avignon, France
Phone Number: 0490275000
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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