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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 part of your personalized Cahors itinerary using our Cahors family vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    With the Cathedral saint Étienne and its cloister here are a staple of Cahors. Unique exceptionally preserved fortified bridge impressed by the beauty of its Gothic lines. We get there walk with pleasure tinged with charm and even poetry. We admire the richness of this great work of middle age. Not very easy to park.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This is a must if in Cahors as it is a stunning piece of architecture. The views are lovely over the river and it is free.It is a bit of a walk from the centre, about 10 min, but if you are by car the...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Absolutely make the detour to see this wonderful structure spanning the river the beautiful lot
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  • September 3, 2017
    Nice, not outstanding as you'd hope
  • July 8, 2017
    Very beautiful bridge. Worth the visit.
  • July 30, 2017
    Not really spectacular. Not worth the visit to Cahors.
  • October 4, 2016
    A really fabulous bridge. Great to see in the day and night. Cahors is a wonderful town this structure adds to that vibe.
  • June 12, 2017
    One of the best and most beautiful bridges of France

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