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Address: near Bonnieux, Bonnieux, France
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Glimpse of History Under Your Feet

The Pont Julien dates from the Roman Via Domitia that connected modern day Italy to Spain via southern France. The bridge is a great architectural and historical monument and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 16, 2017
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

The Pont Julien dates from the Roman Via Domitia that connected modern day Italy to Spain via southern France. The bridge is a great architectural and historical monument and, most notably, is one you can still walk on; it closed to vehicular traffic only a few years ago. For those Peter Mayle fans, this bridge was featured in the mini-series... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Maybe it is because my wife and I both have Civil Engineering degrees, or maybe because it is just amazing to see something that is 2000 years old that is in such fantastic condition, but we both loved our stop at the Pont Julien. This small bridge was built by Julius Caesar's army as they marched from Rome into Gaul... More 

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We had heard of the old Roman stone arch bridge and made it a point to see it firsthand. They say it dates to 3 BC and it looks like it. Near Bonnieux, it was a worthwhile stop. Autos are not allowed on the bridge (since 2005), so it may last a few hundred more years. We walked on the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Another amazing example of what the Romans could do. Great that the bridge is still in use ( all be it just walkers and bikers now ). You can really get up close and see the strucure.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

If the light is right,this is a good stop for a photo and to appreciate this ancient Roman bridge.Very charming and historical.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Historically beautiful, but in the middle of nowhere. Just a plaque to inform you as to why it was built there.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Very old bridge if and worth a stop if you are In the area as it is One of the oldest and last standing bridges that connected northern France to Provence.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Visited the bridge during our stay in Provence. The bridge is a great example of Roman engineering and its hard to believe its so old! Easy to get to, walk over and explore with no admission or attendants.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

It was interesting and not too far from the main road, a nice wander and close to a walkway if thats your thing. It was also fun watching the local cyclists coming and going

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Harderwijk, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Nice place for a short visit and easy to reach, also by bike. Close to the authentic city Bonnieux with excellent views over the Vaucluse.

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