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Millau Viaduct, Millau
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At Millau Viaduct, drive across the tallest bridge in the world, with a mast height of 343 m (1,125 ft) above the base of the structure. Consistently ranked as one of the great engineering achievements of all time, this cable bridge spans 2.5 km (1.5 mi) of the Tarn River and valley. Driving over the bridge brings you extreme views of the river. Built in 2004, it has the 12th highest bridge deck in the world, with 270 m (890 ft) between the road and the ground below. Tours of the facilities help you enjoy the best parts of this modern bridge. Beware that there can be traffic jams during peak travel times. Plan your visit to Millau Viaduct and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Millau vacation planner.
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  • While watching the film commenting on the construction of the viaduct, I had tears in my eyes in front of this jewel of technology created by humans!
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  • the 'official' view sites are not the only ones to offer a lovely view of the technological wonder of the region... Browse the small paths to discover at your convenience... and don't miss the one who sees the shrouds as sails in leaving the area North-South highway!
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  • Go and take the time to walk around the Museum and see loan the overpass to appreciated the magnitude of the work
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  • I enjoyed driving over this viaduct so much, I turned around and went back. Stunning views from the top (not that you are allowed to stop) and from underneath !
  • This is the tallest road bridge... In The World! So tall, you can fit many of the world's landmarks beneath its road deck, and the Eiffel Tower can just about squeeze under it too. I have wanted to visit the Millau Viaduct ever since watching an episode of Top Gear where Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May drove a Ferrari F430, Pagani Zonda and Ford GT40 over the bridge. And today, I have. I have to say, I wasn't disappointed. Approach on the A75 from the north and the views are stunning. The rest stop before the bridge is a great place to stop and view the site before driving over. The views are stunning all around and the bridge is spectacular. The bridge is predictably boring to drive over as, once on it, the sides protect you from seeing too much to induce vertigo, but hey, you've just driven over the tallest bridge. In. The. World. And then exit at junction 47 and follow the D809 back down to Millau. A rest stop allows spectacular views of the bridge in the distance and, going straight on at each roundabout, will lead you to the base of the bridge, a viewing point where you can look straight up to the heights and get tours. Yes, it's a bridge, but also yes, it's fantastic - to see, to drive, to enjoy. The French are rightly proud of this amazing feat of engineering. It has done wonders for the traffic through Millau and for tourism in the area (the town of Millau is very much worth a visit - it even has a glove museum). And it's definitely worth remembering that the whole bridge was designed by an English man...
  • scary brigde but it was fun to go over
  • best bridge in the world... amazing experience ! The structure of bridge and architecture is great work. Norman foster is one of the greatest architect in the world. A lot to inspired from him !🙇👏✌😇
  • The most awesome bridge I ever saw