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“A bridge to the middle ages”
Review of Pont du Diable

Pont du Diable
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Ceret
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Pont du Diable, built in 1321, is one of three bridges in Ceret. Together, they for the letter Z. This bridge, by far the oldest, is no longer used for vehicles, but pedestrians can still cross. Seen from the next bridge, one can see the open spaces within the structure of the bridge that allowed the bridge keeper to live within the brdige itself. It's a great sight to walk across and see from the next bridge.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is quite a feet of engineering from the 14th century. Worth a quick visit if you are passing through. For some better views go down the Rue de Moulin on the southern side of the bridge.

There is not much information on the bridge so here is the extract from wikipedia.

The Pont du Diable (English: Devil's bridge) or Pont Vieux (English: Old bridge) is a medieval stone arch bridge at Céret, France, built between 1321 and 1341. Spanning the river Tech with an imposing single arch of 45.45 m span length, the Pont du Diable featured at the time of its construction the world's largest bridge arch.

The apex of the Pont du Diable at its highest point above ground is 22.3 m.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Fantastic view and the other two bribes give you a wonderful sense of the movement of time. On some days, you can even stand and watch bungee jumping from it.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

This pedestrian only bridge dates from the 14th Century and is a very interesting structure. If you are coming to the village from the north you will drive right beside it on a much newer bridge, take time to stop and view.
We visited on a Saturday and I must give a thumbs up to the weekly market day, which runs from 9am till 1pm (approx times). Great market for buying Pottery, Cheese, Clothes and Food. We bought lunch and had it nearby.
High recommendatiion for Village, Marke and Bridge!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

It is one of the three bridges into Céret (one other road and one old railway)but the oldest by quite a few centuries. Its only a 5 minute visit time but you get a nice view of the River Tech, Céret and the other two bridges including an attractive disused railway bridge sometimes used for bungee jumping. Interesting story how it got its name but you will have to visit to find out!

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