Pont Van-Gogh (Pont de Langlois), Arles

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Captured beautifully in a series of oil paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Pont Van-Gogh (Pont de Langlois) was a drawbridge at Arles in France. It was one among the eleven drawbridges built by a Dutch engineer along the channel from Arles to Port-de-Bouc. That is why is assumed that perhaps it served as van Gogh’s inspiration, as it reminded him of his hometown. The channel is located on the Mediterranean Sea. "Pont de Réginelle”, better known by the keeper's name as "Pont de Langlois" was built to manage the traffic on road and flow in water. A replica of the Langlois Bridge, named Pont Van-Gogh (Pont de Langlois) (Van Gogh bridge), was made to honor the works that Van Gogh made of the bridge. The replica is now owned by the Arles tourist board. For Pont Van-Gogh (Pont de Langlois) and beyond, use our Arles day trip tool to get the most from your Arles vacation.
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  • the bridge is far away from the Centre and all activities. You can't really go hiking. The bridge itself and old, dark brown and not maintained. There is no effort made to the bridge and the vicinity to make attractive cheer up, as for example with a nice bench, what large stone pots filled with flowers. The bridge is clearly nicer on cloth.
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  • Amazing that the bridge is still there, but you would not recognize it from the painting. There is a reproduction of the painting posted near the bridge so you can compare. Helps you to understand wha...  more »
  • Beautiful maintained beautifully, the bridge is in excellent condition and in the bike tour is fully accessible to visitors
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  • Very pretty area with a touh of art history. Not too many people even on weekends. It must have something to do with the lack of facilities. No toilet but there's a gas station on the way out.
  • A nice spot made crappy by four teenage shyts of unknown heritage wearing only underwear and sneakers. Actually thought I would be beating them all to hell after one was kicking at the bridge, while another was tell me to f**k off. France has issues with some of its youth who have little to believe in.
  • Nice bridge, but no more around
  • Finally :-) so happy to be here and see it (and its for free)
  • Walking on Van Gogh's footsteps

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