Pont d'Avignon, Avignon

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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. Make Pont d'Avignon a part of your Avignon vacation plans using our Avignon trip website .
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  • What is left of the bridge (4 arches from original 21) is worth a visit and a walk across. There audio tour gives a lot of background to the history of the bridge.  more »
  • There is much to visit the bridge of Avignon, but it is interesting to learn its history.
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  • Except to say 'I walked on the bridge of Avignon", interest is very relative. The view is much more interesting path that starts from the walls and goes up to the gardens of the Doms.
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  • Such a prosperous town in the past with very high and fortress very tight surrounding. The Pont itself is very beautiful to see and for photography. We climbed that fortress and took some photos from there and on the way down to our car park through the old church /Palace. It was a good exercise for us, lovely
  • An impressive medieval bridge (or at least what remains of it) which allows you to cross half way into the river. A small, two storey Chapel can be visited on the bridge. There's also a very interesting documentary on how the bridge was built and why part of it collapsed. Well worth adding to a Papal Palace visit tour
  • It's the most beautiful historical bridge in the world. Romantic great for couples outside but it's so dangerous for children, there is no security side to protect them from sliding.
  • It's a good value when combined with the Palais de Papes and if you know the song; but definitely not must-see by itself
  • Spent more than 3 hours visiting!!! This bridge is also worth it. Provided with an electronic guide. Very enriching in architecture, art and history.
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