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Pont Julien, Bonnieux

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The Pont Julien is a Roman stone arch bridge over the Calavon river, in the south-east of France, dating from 3 BC. The supporting columns are notable for openings to allow floodwater to pass through.It is located in the territory of the commune of Bonnieux, north of the village of the same name, and 8 km west of Apt. Originally, it was built on the Via Domitia, an important Roman road which connected Italy to the Roman territories in France. It was used for car traffic until 2005, when a replacement bridge was built to preserve it from wear and tear. This amounts to approximately 2000 years of uninterrupted use.
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  • It is a bridge made of stone was created in Roman times in the Luberon. In the circumference nowhere has this bridge only alone. It was gone without realizing you to be said in the Guide. Question is worth to think bridge is history, but think about the inconvenience of traffic, so just go.
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  • very nice site responsible to history. superb setting. Very well preserved bridge. track cycling everything, nice walk
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  • the title says it all. Parking nearby, a few nice restaurants in the area. Go walk and pose for a few pictures on this old bridge 2 times Millennium!
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  • Very nice piece of Roman architecture. Well worth a stop for photo opportunity
  • Nice Roman bridge perfectly preserved. Worth a detour if you're driving or biking through the area.
  • It's Gallo-Roman...ancient...and still there after two millennia.
  • Old Roman bridge on the road from Rome to Madrid
  • Surprising that this bridge was still in use only 10 years ago (2005). It still looks in pristine condition. Although you can no longer drive over it, it is with a visit and three is free parking next to it for easy stopping.