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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  • I was anxious to see the famous bridge depicted in Van Gogh paintings. It is not located in the original place. Moved out of town to a pretty bad neighborhood. Not sure if any part of it is original o...  more »
  • A bridge immortalized by Vincent Van Gogh during his time in Arles. The frame is not completely idyllic as close to a craft area. Don't hesitate to go admire the left bank to the Sea (not to stay only on the side of road)
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  • There is not much to look at this place, but the typical vippebro, reminiscent of countless similar bridges in Holand, must have apel for van Gogh, who painted it.
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  • A pleasant walk from the centre of Arles. Be careful of slums and a misleading map given out by the tourism office.
  • While you are near here, visit and take a look. better if you do some of pre-research on Gogh's life and work
  • 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

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