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Amazing antique bridge from Eiffel.

It's always better to read at least a wiki page about this bridge before visiting. But as it is... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
345mike678
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Paris, France
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Spectacular piece of engineering

This train viaduct is made of iron and was built at the end of the 19th century. It took 400 men... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2017
MiaEJ2013
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Frillesas, Sweden
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

It's always better to read at least a wiki page about this bridge before visiting. But as it is, this bridge is rather fascinating. Best place to take photos from opposite side from the hotels and restaurant, because you can see the sheer size and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

This train viaduct is made of iron and was built at the end of the 19th century. It took 400 men four years to build and is a fine piece of structural engineering. Designed by Gustave Eiffel. Won't take long to take in the site...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop for a break. My wife and I got to see a train go over. We were here at 1:30pm but late for lunch, however had a good coffee and cheese plate at the Le Beau Site

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Timed the visit to snap the Clermont Ferrand to Saint Chely steel train passing over the viaduct in sunshine. Fantastic tourist attraction with plenty to see and a good and restaurant.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 13, 2016

The spectacular bridge can be traveled over on the daily train on the ligne de Béziers à Neussargues. Note it is only once a day and the journey takes about five hours. It involves spectacular scenery. It is a regular SNCF Intercities train and does...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank platypus150
Reviewed May 7, 2016

This Eiffel-built bridge should be see in Cantal. The monument in itself is nice and interesting. But the natural neighbor is also very beautiful. The quiet river is surounded by green hills and the castle of Alleuze. You can follow the visit with the GrandVal...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed March 29, 2016

It´s the typical Eiffel´s consruction in addition in red. The perfect view to the bridge is from the A75 highway parking Garabit. There is the infocentrum with regional products.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank zima2
Reviewed September 18, 2015

Amazing construction, worth a visit when you are in the area, also visit, drive around the gorge.lake nearby.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank spamobile
Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is an excellent peace of bridge construction back from 1884 and still standing as a beautiful peace of art. Still functioning as train bridge. Beautifully illuminated in the evening.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Nordgaard
Reviewed August 31, 2015

A railway bridge called "Viaduc de Garabit" is one of rural France's "hidden wonders" that, as the Michelin guide suggests, is well "worth a detour" to view - both in daytime and when it is spectacularly illuminated from 10PM-12AM each night during the summer months....More

Date of experience: August 2015
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