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Pont Valentre, Cahors

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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A symbol of Cahors, Pont Valentre is a 14th-century fortified stone arch bridge crossing the Lot River. The medieval construction includes six gothic arches and three square towers with turret. The western tower hasn't survived. This bridge is part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Legend has it that the bridge's architect could not finish his work, so he sold his soul to the devil. Look for the carved stone devil trying to tear off the bridge's cornerstone, but failing; his fingers are embedded in the seams between the stones. Make Pont Valentre part of your personalized Cahors itinerary using our Cahors family vacation planner.
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  • Bridge whose beginnings date back to 1308 and its completion in 1378. The delay in construction gave rise to her legend that surrounds him and "explaining" the motive of the figure included in its restoration in 1879. It's a defensive bridge over the Lot River, whose meandering Cahors, which consists of three defensive towers resting on 6 Gothic arches rises. The Camino de Santiago French passes through the bridge and is declared by the Unesco "Patrimony of humanity" since 1998
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  • This is deservedly one of the most frequently posted sites in Cahors. It is striking and definitely worth a visit. 
  • Nice old bridge to the beautiful colors beautiful point of view on the lot. It is very nice to walk around.
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  • This bridge is amazing. I've been in there in August two years ago! :)
  • Beautiful 14th century fortified bridge. Read the information posted on the signs around it for the history and look for the little devil perched on it
  • Very impressive bridge and a beautiful place.Well worth a visit if your in the area.
  • Curious system of locks.
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  • I have the opportunity to visit pont valentré, I'm adorable, I love the town of cahors
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