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Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)
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Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour
Ranked #5 of 90 things to do in Avignon
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Owner description: 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.
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“Must see but ....”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

The bridge at first sight has nothing outstanding but it is the legendary Pont d'Avignon from the soung and has an interresting story. (i didn't know dancing was not on top of the bridge but under the bridge). But again it's not a spectacular bridge

Visited July 2013
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“Great view from the middle of the Rhone”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This stop was well worth the 4.50euro entry fee. The site has a small museum and video about the bridge history. There were several nooks on the bridge to check out. The highlight for me was seeing a group of older women at the end of the bridge dancing and singing 'sur le pont d'avignon.

It was fun to stand over the middle of the Rhone - great views.

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting site with good views of the city”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We added an audio tour of the bridge to our Palais des Papes visit. It was quite interesting to learn about the history of the bridge and the importance of the Rhone in French history. Nice views of the city from the bridge. Glad we did the audio tour--without it we wouldn't have learned much as there aren't informational panels along the bridge.

Visited June 2013
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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“Beautiful Sight”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

You probably have heard of this bridge from the song, and it's a beautiful sight. I wouldn't spend the money to walk onto the bridge itself unless you have no other way of getting on the river. It's expensive. But it's a great photo for any visit to Avignon.

Visited June 2013
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“We ended up here accidently but we had such a great time.”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We just ended up here because there was no family ticket for the popal palace so we ended up with a combined ticket. We loved the bridge! The audioguide was great fun for the children, explaining a lot about the history and the legend. We were really surprised how much fun we had here.

Visited June 2013
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