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“Beautiful bridge” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pont Valentre

Pont Valentre
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Cahors, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful bridge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

One of my favourite things about this city is the bridge! Worth the visit. If you cross the bridge (heading away from the city centre) you can find a path that goes up the mountain and leads to Croix Magné. At the top you can see all of Cahors and the entire bridge. It's great!

Visited November 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Oldest fortified bridge that is entirely preserved, with its construction legend that ties architecture and demons, a mandatory stop on the Way of Saint James. See the city of Pope John XXII, the city with the highest percentage of old buildings in France, and discover the local red wine, the Cahors Malbec, and the local cuisine, a magnificent association between the duck, its foie gras and the vegetables of the region! And don't miss the summer light and music show...

Visited November 2013
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Cahors, France
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“pleasant surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Historic place to visit and excellent son et lumiere for a limited period in summer. Pleasant to walk across over the River Lot and in a pleasant corner of the town - you don't have to go far, though to find less pleasant surroundings! Perhaps cross the bridge and walk a little on the uninhabited side!

Visited August 2013
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Country Victoria, Australia
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“Pont Valentré - a UNESCO listed monument, symbol of the City of Cahors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

Said to be the finest and best preserved mediaeval bridge in Europe, certainly worth a brief stop if driving on the auto route between Toulouse and Paris. Parking, a pleasant riverside path, and toilets are nearby. At the western end of the bridge, a path leads upwards to a viewpoint above the river, however the viewpoint does not afford a good view of the bridge.
The modern main boulevard of Cahors is pleasant and treelined, disappointingly however the old town is just that, old, lifeless with a touch of derelict.

Visited October 2013
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“Bridge of the Gods”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

There are few if any bridges of past eras that can equal the majesty and magnificence of this towering structure that links the two banks of the Lot on the periphery of Cahors. It was built in the 14th Century to serve both commercial and military objectives. Thus, two of its three towers are fortified. Folk lore of the region claims that it was built according to a design provided by Satan, but its beauty belies any satanic influence. It is possible to walk up and down for more than an hour to marvel at its construction and enjoy the splendid views it provides.

Visited October 2013
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