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Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)

Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 27 50 00
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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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Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 27 50 00
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Reviewed yesterday

Joins the list of many other bridges (Tower, Brooklyn, Sydney Harbour, Vecchio etc.) that have captured the worlds collective imagination but sadly doesn't go that far ? Well worth a stroll over what's left and gaze into the fast flowing Rhone !

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 2 days ago

See great views of Avignon and the Rhone. Have a look inside the tiny chapel. If you don’t want to walk on it, see it from the streets or from above in Rocher des Doms. Just don’t miss this lovely little historic bridge. For me,...More

Thank Fran727
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting history. Nice place to visit. Plan to spend about an hour there. Located close to the heart of the city.

Thank nwaynesworld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our ship was just south of this site. It is known all over Europe. You don't need a guide. Most people go up there and take a picture or have a picture taken of them at the bridge. You would probably only spend 15 minutes...More

Thank edmsgt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a nice preserved part of the history of the area. The audio guide is quite amusing. Worth an hour stop. Apparently in times long past Avignon and Edinburgh had a lot in common”old reeky!”

Thank Breach21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bridge is visible from various locations around Avignon. As it is a ruin you can only walk out so far then back again. It is not an attraction that you have to "do" just something to see in my opinion.

Thank Austimum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting what remains of the bridge. It's famous through a French medieval children's song that I couldn't possibly sing. You can visit it but we just chose to view it from the riverbanks.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our river cruise took us up to the Pont to see it from the water. It and the town of Avignon are best seen this way as you have a view of many of the buildings you have seen on a land tour. Taken together...More

Thank BobxxxxCindy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful medieval period bridge is world famous and part of its fame is due to the catchy children's song and nursery rhyme, 'Sur le pont d'Avignon', a 15th century ditty of people dancing on the bridge. The bridge itself is 12th century. Our guide...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Obviously, if staying or even visiting Avignon, one must go to the famous bridge. Although it doesn't actually cross the river it is a great place for photographs and just to say that one has been. The audio guides are very good andtyhe views around...More

Thank ColinBern
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