Pont Saint-Bénézet (Pont d'Avignon)

Pont Saint-Bénézet (Pont d'Avignon)

Pont Saint-Bénézet (Pont d'Avignon)
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Classé au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO depuis 1995 et entièrement accessible PMR, le pont Saint Bénezet est mondialement connu dans le monde entier grâce à sa célèbre chanson "Sur le pont d'Avignon". Souvent nommé « Pont d’Avignon » il a été construit à partir du 12e siècle et est un témoin majeur de l’histoire d’Avignon. Visite libre avec un audio-guide ou visites guidées thématiques. Le Pont a obtenu le label Tourisme et handicap pour les handicaps moteur et mental. Le monument est le premier site du moyen-âge accessible en totale autonomie. Un commentaire spécifique audioguidé spécifique est à disposition pour les personnes malvoyantes.
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  • sskroll
    Orlando, Florida1,059 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great History
    Great story behind this bridge and why it was built. It is easily seen from the street. You can also go on the bridge and pay a fee so you can go out and dance on the bridge. Yes I said dance as it is done all the time and there is a story behind that as well. Read up on the history before you go!
    Hello, we are happy that you had a good time at Pont Saint Bénezet. We look forward to welcoming you back to the site. The Avignon Tourisme team.
    Written November 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 24, 2023
  • David
    Lille, France1,830 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good.
    The attraction gets 5 stars because you get great value for your dollar! Not only is the bridge itself interesting but it comes with lots of information about it's history and an audioguide for those who want to go further. Bathroom facilties available! And all included in the price of a 17 euro ticket which I got at the papal palace and gardens complex!
    Hello. We are delighted that you had a great time in Avignon and at Le Pont Saint Bénezet. We look forward to welcoming you back. The Avignon Tourisme team.
    Written April 4, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 2, 2024
  • Merv Neal
    Aberdare, United Kingdom276 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another underwhelming visit
    After visiting the stunning Pont du Gard in the morning, we visited the Pont D' Avignon in the evening. Well, what a disappointment. All I can say is that the Romans built their bridges far far better that Medievil French engineers. It's worth walking up the banks of the Rhone to see the remaining arches of the bridge but it is quite underwhelming. However as you turn your back on the river and look at the Papal palace and Medievil buildings of Avignon, you are given a visual treat. I suggest you wander through the ancient city's streets , sit outside a cafe or restaurant and soak up the atmosphere.
    Hello, thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry that our offer did not suit you. We hope to be able to welcome you again in conditions that meet your expectations. The Avignon Tourisme team.
    Written May 30, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 29, 2024
  • Bernie S
    Belfast, United Kingdom775 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Windy visit
    We visited the Pont D’Avignon after a visit to the nearby Palais de Papes. Interesting to see and to learn the history of the bridge which ends in the middle of the Rhone. It was very windy and hot but worth seeing. Great view of the town and the river
    Hello, thank you very much for your positive feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Avignon. Have a good day, the Avignon Tourisme team.
    Written June 13, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 12, 2024
  • rama1
    Melbourne, Australia1,187 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do in avignon.
    Great history attached to the bridge. Audio guide is very informative and a must. It's also free and entry fee is very modest. Informative area in basement explains how they would have built the bridge quite well
    Hello, thank you for your positive feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Avignon and our monuments. The Avignon Tourisme team.
    Written June 18, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 17, 2024
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Walter S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ98 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Don't spend any money on this. The bridge is nice to look at from a distance, but has hardly anything to add while on it. In contradiction to the audio guide from Palais des Papes, this audio guide make you fall asleep .
Pay attention ; you can get a combo-ticket with Pales des Papes. But even if you bought a combo-ticket , you still have to queue at the cashier between the other guests for the audio guide
Written August 2, 2020
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Wendy V
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada1,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I grew up with the song, being from Canada, and was very surprised to meet some people from the US and Australia who had never hear of the song. We learned that the Canadian connection came from the Quebec-France connection, which we didn't realize. So, I was keen to sing the song and dance on the bridge, which I did. The history of the bridge is well explained in the small museum area, and the engineering history is fascinating as well. Really glad we spent time here. Very memorable.
Written May 26, 2020
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bavarianbasti
100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
The history of the bridge, or rather the lack of a bridge is quite interesting and they give you a free Audioguide and there is a bit of a museum with videos and information so that was really nice.
I just can't fully get over the fact that they charge money to go on a bridge that doesn't even go anywhere. I thought this should just be a free historic site.
Written October 29, 2022
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Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark5,360 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
In ancient times this beautiful bridge actually did the job, leading people from one side of the river to the other. Centuries ago parts of it were washed away, and now it looks like an unfinished masterpiece…

Well, I was told that the best pictures of the bridge are taken from the banks of the Rhône - and that there is no need to pay the €5 in admission fee.

That’s all I know. Maybe you know better?
Written January 7, 2023
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Polo M
Paris, France477 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Sure there's a French song based on this bridge, but that's all it is - a half destroyed bridge.
For €5, you get this mini phone-like MP3 player where you walk over the bridge and you input a number based on your location to know more about the bridge. You walk along the river, then look at the guardhouse and one of the lower levels.
But that's it. Way too much unnecessary and quite frankly uninteresting information about a half-destroyed bridge that doesn't even look unique from others.
Save your money and time and stick with Palais des Papes, the garden nearby, or some other museum or walk along the walls.
Written June 16, 2021
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William P
Glendale, AZ1,259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
My wife was born in Europe and has always wanted to see the bridge in Avignon because of her childhood song of "Pont d'Avignon." We all know the tune but I had never associated it with this 1000 year old bridge. As in the song, we danced on the Pont d'Avignon. It made her very happy! And the part of the bridge that still remains is a marvel of Saint-Benezet's dreams of what God told him to build.
Written October 27, 2021
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Vivienne
Kent, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The bridge is a place to linger and imagine the history that seeps out from its stones. It's also great to linger and watch the wildlife around and on the water. Stop and listen to the water as it ripples and swirls around the bridges structure, just as it did centuries ago. The recorded information is very useful and the displays also provide useful context and historical information.
Written February 19, 2022
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Dick Z
Bangkok, Thailand3,810 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Avignon is best known for it's bridge and the famous song. So a visit is a must-do. The entrance ticket costs 5 euros (4 for seniors) but is well worth the modest price. You can walk over the famous bridge as far as it goes and realize that you are on very historic grounds. But what was most interesting and certainly new to me is the story of how it was built and later destroyed. An impressive example of Middle-age engineering and a sad end due to climate change. Makes you think. But certainly worth a visit.
Written May 17, 2023
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Hello Dick, thank you for sharing your experience. We are very happy that you had a good time at Pont Saint Bénezet. See you soon. The Avignon Tourisme team.
Written May 22, 2023
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Sue77777
United Kingdom291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Lovely little visit to the ping . We where here about 90 minutes.

Audio guide was good however one of ours failed so we had to share rather than take the steps back to get it replaced

Lovely walk on the pont hearing the history and enjoying the views

Toilets on site too and lift for the disabled up to the pont for those with walking difficulties however lots of steps up on the bridge to the chapel etc but ok depends on problem

Well worth the visit for 5 euros and 4 for OAPs
Written December 20, 2022
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jbg74
Saint Paul, MN1,060 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
I loved visiting the bridge. On one hand it is just the surviving half of a bridge originally built in the 12th century so it might not seem like much of a sight. There is a lot of interesting history behind the creation and use of the bridge. It was essentially a border control and tax point between the French King and the Papal State. The remaining portion of the bridge has beautiful proportions and juts into a pretty portion of the Rhone River. It is an excellent photo opportunity. There are two interesting videos playing in the gatehouse that talk about how the bridge was built and why it did not last.
Written April 23, 2023
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