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“Charming Bridge Plus More”
Review of Pont du Diable

Pont du Diable
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Ceret
Certificate of Excellence
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“Charming Bridge Plus More”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Myself and the family went to Ceret for the Modern Art Museum mainly and we got a lot more than I bargained for ! One reason had forgotten that the the Bridge (Punt du Diable) and this is because there are simply more to see in this part of France that circumstances allows and that is not a bad thing! The Bridge is just magnificent construction and what makes it spectacular is the height above the river below and the setting around it . Although one can take a nice picnic and enjoy the view somewhere around but of course there is enough to keep you going for the visit to the Village(or Town?), as we did and the walking around you the place you will feel the footsteps of Picasso one way or the other. Top up your visit by having a lunch in the Restaurant in my other review and you will not be disappointed. Perhaps I should have continued to the other Museum of Musical Instruments? I went to Collioure instead !

Visited August 2014
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“Ceret and the bridge worth a visit”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Whilst the bridge is a quick visit. ..ceret is a lovely mountain town. Come ob a tuesday night in the summer months for the evening market. Good selection on restaurants and enough to keep you occupied.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful part of France”
Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Ceret is a very beautiful town on the edge of the Pyrenees mountains with a beautiful old bridge over the river. Well worth a visit I'd you are in this part if France.

Visited August 2013
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“A bridge to the middle ages”
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.

Visited July 2013
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“Worth a visit if passing through.”
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.

Visited July 2013
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