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Pont d'Avignon, Avignon

Categories: Bridges, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.2/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
Pont d'Avignon was built in the late 12th century, and was originally 900 m (2,950 ft) long, with arches larger than any other Roman bridge of that era. Although the bridge has been rebuilt many times, it has gradually lost arches since the first time it was damaged in a siege, in 1226. Today, only four of the original 22 arches remain. Our Avignon family vacation planner makes visiting Pont d'Avignon and other Avignon attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The audio guide is very helpful as it explains the history of the bridge. It was good to walk on the Pont d'Avignon but I would recommend you don't wear a hat on a windy day. There were a few floating...  read more »
  • A song-Limerick learned at school he made famous a bridge that is not anything special; a chapel and a legend are not worth the ticket. Much better than the walkway and the view from the top of the Park.
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  • One of the most famous sights of Avignon, this bridge was built between 1177 and 1185, with 900 m of length and almost 5 m wide and 22 arches today has only 4 arches, and the third is located a chapel, where it is said that its founder is buried.
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  • The ticket is priced at €5 unless bought in combination with Palais des Papes (€13.50). The bridge is historically significant but nothing exceptional. The views in fact are better from the area around.
  • Nice tourist hot spot. From the bridge yoe get a beautiful panorama of old town Avignon. You maybe sing that song in your mind all the way, so that you get more interested and really live the moment.
  • A must see in avignon. Doesn't take long to visit, and you get a nice view of the river and city
  • The best views are to be had during the summer from a canoe, kayak or standup paddleboard on the river, underneath the bridge.
  • Nice bridge, now partially collapsed. Interesting all the story behind it.
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