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Pont Saint Benezet

Address: Rhone River, 84000 Avignon, France
Phone Number: 0490275000
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Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour
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Ranked #13 of 29 Attractions in Avignon
Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This emblematic site in the history of Avignon is known throughout...
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Type: Bridges, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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English first
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A fascinating audio guide is included in the entrance fee and this made the visit a lot of fun. The history is interesting and I especially enjoyed the different versions of the famous song played at the end. The bossa nova was a big hit with the teenagers I was traveling with! Dancing on the bridge helped to keep us... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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69 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This makes a good double with the Palais des Papes. It was very cold when we visited and reasonably quiet which was nice. I love historic sites and this is an interesting, albeit truncated bridge! The audio guide is great, with more than enough info and the views back towards Avignon are lovely. It is reasonably small so I'm not... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

No trip to Avignon is complete without a trip to the bridge that ends in the middle of the river. The history of the bridge is interesting. It's a very scenic area of the city. Views from the bridge are great. And the view overlooking the bridge from above (the gardens near the Palais des Papes) is spectacular. Great area... More 

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McCammon, Idaho
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14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Only 4 of the original 22 arches remain, but as you walk atop the remnants of this famous old bridge across the Rhone you get a wonderful view of travel and life in the Middle Ages. The audio-tape presentations at the various stops are spot-on.

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Lodz, Poland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Don't loose money to enter it . Nothing special just renowated bridge . Any special attraction comparing to Palais des Papes

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Pons, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You cannot go to Avignon without going on the 'Pont d'Avignon - don't expect the world though it isn't that interesting.

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Albinyana, Spain
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68 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

well you can't go to Avignon and not step onto the famous bridge, can you? Lovely chapel in the middle of the bridge and the story surrounding it is very interesting do. Get the combined ticket with the palace as it works out better, use the Avignon card.

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You absolutely must take the brief time necessary to walk up onto this truncated bridge on a beautiful day, gather yourselves in a circle, clasp hands, and sing that famous old French song as you dance in a circle. The other tourists will smile and envy you, because you’re doing what they secretly long to do. It’s a memory of... More 

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London
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Audio tour gives a lot of detail about the bridge in all its different versions, and provides exhaustive detail about the life and works of Saint Benezet.

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New York
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28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A pleasant walk on the landmark bridge that spans the Rhone. It was easy to imagine it during medieval times. Getting to the bridge itself was also a nice little walkabout through alleyways, and past small shops.

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