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Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)

Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 27 50 00
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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Most people don't know that the song was originally "Sous le Pont d'Avignon", that is Under, not On the bridge. But the Pont Benezet is still a must-see, whether you dance on it or under it.

Thank ednaenglish
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two adults and two teenage girls visited in August 2017. Worth an hour or so on this half-a-bridge which sticks out into the Rhone. Gives you a lovely view of the river. We used the free audio guide which was very useful. A nice little...More

Thank ToddyLegs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A combined ticket with the Palais is an excellent combination and provides an opportunity to stroll across what is now half a bridge. The view of the palace and its surroundings is worth the 10 minute walk to get to the bridge.

Thank DP1066
Reviewed 4 days ago

the bridge itself looks good but the visit it's a non-sense. it's cheap and you get to walk on the bidge and see a little movie about its history, less than 20 minutes overall. I don't think it's worth, this one should be free.

Thank jack_the_beast
Reviewed 5 days ago

I don't recall if it was free, but you must get the audio guide for this short tour because it's quite helpful to tell the legacy of the bridge. It was much narrower than I was expecting. Connected to the Pope's Palace grounds.

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's not a huge amount to see, but there is an interesting film about the attempts by archaeologists to understand how the bridge had been build originally. Unfortunately, you have to stand or sit in a rather smelly little underground room to see it. Nice...More

Thank ruthiecoop
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a warm sunny day and the atmosphere was superb. We walked down through the narrow streets from the town centre; the air was full of the scent of lavender from the many shops selling every derivative of the plant; then a short walk...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent part of my childhood singing about it, I was looking forward to this. There are only 2 or 3 arches to it and it was such a disappointment. I understand that when it was built it was a magnificent bridge but so much...More

Thank Sophie O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the palace it is the next place to visit (as the ticket is easier to buy for 2 places). Opens a nice view to the river and palace architecture but more beautiful to watch it from distance.

Thank Nina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Sunday late afternoon. Summer light on the bridge was beautiful. You start first with the tower where people arrived from the bridge. Plenty of written explanations, then downstairs you have 2 videos done recently explaining the work of a few scientist to...More

Thank Franck M
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