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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  • Avignon is a very beautiful place in France. The bridge is known for a children song and it is stunning. There is no tour guide, only an audio guide and it is best to go on summer since the view is re...  more »
  • We went using the avignonpacioncard. Cards are available in info. Japan language. Earphone guide in Japan can be firmly guided, so bridge is a short on the tour takes about an hour. Windy is a closer look.
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  • The bridge is old but still looking good. Don't miss your time to go on it and take some nice pictures of the sunset. It is a good place to enjoy some fresh air.  more »
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  • The bridge is old but still looking good. Don't miss your time to go on it and take some nice pictures of the sunset. It is a good place to enjoy some fresh air.
  • Best to see it from the other side of the river or on the next bridge, so you can capture the reflection of Pont d'Avignon and the mountains behind. Looks like a pretty painting. IG 📷: thearchitectshoots
  • If you want to get on the bridge, you have to be there earlier. The song has followed me since childhood and it was nice to be close - properly visiting would have required a little more planning. Be prepared for the roads being a lot slower - especially in the later afternoon.
  • My partner is Québécois so he told me about the children's song. I never learned it when I was learning French. But the Pont Saint-Bénézet was a must-see going to Avignon (we were on a cruise excursion) because of the song. Surprisingly the bridge does not completely span the river.
  • Beautiful to look at, but the admission fee was just too high in my opinion, and didn't add anything for me. You are better off sitting on the shore looking at it.

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