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Pont Valentre, Cahors

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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 a centerpiece of your Cahors vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cahors trip planner.
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  • Beautiful walk with superb, but parking area are missing, fortunately we were not September, this must be hell for the summer. To do a tour in the city, very pretty
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  • Wonderful to discover especially at night with the play of light and the changing reflections in the water! accessible to pedestrians, as well as the markets of era! Very well kept and clean surroundings. The bridge is very well highlighted.
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  • beautiful bridge... To see it in full, go in front, on the small road that runs along the cliff, take the opportunity to see the fountain of the carthusians.
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  • I didn't go to the town specifically to see the bridge, but thought it was really cool and I found the history of it interesting. Would I travel thousands of miles to see it? Probably not. But if you're in area and are into history and architecture, then yes, check it out!
  • Ancient Roman fortification. So worth a visit.
  • Nice, not outstanding as you'd hope
  • Very beautiful bridge. Worth the visit.
  • Wonderful historic bridge well with visiting

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