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“The Bridge that Goes NoWhere - Sur La Pont D'Avignon”

Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'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.
Reviewed April 19, 2014

My wife being asleep in the Sun out of the cold Wind - Le Mistral. I walked along the River to the old Bridge. In song when I was young, it was called "Sur La Pont D'Avignon. The cost to walk along the cobbled bridge which now leads nowhere was 4 euros for the Aged & 5 Euros for the rest. There is some benefit sometimes to getting old, the bones may creak, but many things are cheaper.

It was lovely walking along the Bridge, taking photographs, breathing the clean & healthy Provençale Air. France is a wonderful country.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

This was another attraction I didn't get to over 30 years ago due to bad weather. For those who say it's not worth the money, think again. You can buy a combine ticket which includes the Palais des Papes, which is cheaper than indiviual admissions, Also a visit to the tourist infomation office for map also resulted in a "Avignon Pass" which gives discounted admission to many monuments in Avignon after you have visited one monument/museum at full price.

Again to think that they built and thenrebuilt this bridge so many times with their limited technology is amazing, but it does show the power of the River Rhone. I was amazed that the top surface was cobbles, although I shouldn't have been considering it's age. The exhibition about the renovation and archeology was interesting as they are now able to plot accurately there route the bridge took. It was great to be able to just stand on the bridge and even look over the edge into the water. The audio guide is also really informative and is included int he admission price.

We also took the free shuttle boat across the river and walk long the other bank for a great view of the bridge.

1  Thank Cath R
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great audio guide which made the experience worthwhile. Quite fascinating, this monument of old, old Avignon.

Thank Michele H
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Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

No need to go and pay to get on the bridge. Taking a pic from the other bridge next to it is enough. The history behind the bridge is that it connected Avignon to the Villenueve de Avignon allowing it to do trade with each other.

Thank cynthia w
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you visit Avignon, to stand on this bridge is really a must! Very good audio guide, interesting movie.

1  Thank tariwa
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