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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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  • We had the pleasure of discovering the new explorers trail, open for a few days. It is in fact an old trail site, furnished with life-sized models and explanatory panels, which brings us under the deck of the viaduct. The explanations issued by a remarkable young guide through his knowledge but also by his kindness, simplicity and availability have marked this ride. In addition, a training film tells us details about the construction of this beautiful book. The work, a giant of 343 m in height and 2,460 m in length makes us think of a huge sailboat, asked in nature in a sublime landscape, which gives a table breathtaking. In addition to being beautiful, the viaduct is a marvel of technology designed by a french engineer, designed by a British architect and built by more than 3,000 men over a period of only 3 years. As said by our guide, it is the record-breaking viaduct. If you have never visited it, must see that it's a unique experience that you won't regret!
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  • It is of those places that you must visit once in life and delete them from the list. Its construction is impressive, magnificent. It is a bridge of 2, 5 km in length between 2 mountains across the Valley. We arrived by car from the motorway and crossed from South to North. At the end of the bridge there is a zone of rest and services can be leveraged where to park the car and walk. This area is very well equipped, has ample parking, restrooms in excellent conditions, tables and benches, a Museum, a gift shop and information office. There is also a bar quite spacious and overlooking the viaduct where is requested at the counter which will consume, is paid, and then takes one to the tray table. It is a bit expensive, but if abused. From there I recommend juice of pears in glass bottle. It is excellent and costs €6. From the bar you can follow a path that leads to a lookout at the top of a mountain, from where you can see the entire landscape that makes up the place. A detail: to be able to cross the viaduct must pay a toll that costs about 10 € for the first leg (from South to North) and €10 for the return (from North to South)
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  • Very beautiful work in a beautiful and green. A pedestrian path and a guided tour brings us to the foot of the viaduct.
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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