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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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  • to see it, to see it, I rate printing... can be rain, the early hour, the water that overflowed from all sides, but I'm not here to me extasier.au Sun it must be beautiful :)
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  • a good actually... taken bridge photographed by targeting the gargoyles, it turned my screen fontd...
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  • Not to be missed. Captivated when I first saw the bridge 30 years ago, and the bridge and it’s location are as picturesque as ever.  more »
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  • Pont Valentré is a stunning 14th-century six-span fortified stone arch bridge. There are 3 towers (2shown) reaching a height of 40 metres on the 138m long bridge which crosses the Lot River at the town of Cahors.
  • Make sure you take time to visit Cahors and walk across the Pont Valentre
  • Beautiful medieval bridge. The bridge is in a very nice setting and Cahors is an interesting.
  • 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.
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