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Pont Saint-Benezet (Pont d'Avignon)

Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 27 50 00
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This emblematic site in the history of Avignon is known throughout the world in the famous song. Built in the 12th century, it was destroyed several times by spates on the Rhone River, before being rebuilt and finally abandoned in the 17th century.
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  • Average25%
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Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 27 50 00
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting what remains of the bridge. It's famous through a French medieval children's song that I couldn't possibly sing. You can visit it but we just chose to view it from the riverbanks.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our river cruise took us up to the Pont to see it from the water. It and the town of Avignon are best seen this way as you have a view of many of the buildings you have seen on a land tour. Taken together...More

Thank BobxxxxCindy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful medieval period bridge is world famous and part of its fame is due to the catchy children's song and nursery rhyme, 'Sur le pont d'Avignon', a 15th century ditty of people dancing on the bridge. The bridge itself is 12th century. Our guide...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously, if staying or even visiting Avignon, one must go to the famous bridge. Although it doesn't actually cross the river it is a great place for photographs and just to say that one has been. The audio guides are very good andtyhe views around...More

Thank ColinBern
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site can be visited by combining the ticket with the ticket from the Palais des Papes for a discount. The bridge was built in the early 1200s and the legend makes the story behind it quite interesting. The audioguide is once again included in...More

Thank Nico L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the main attractions of Avignon, the bridge that leads to nowhere. There's an entrance fee but at least you get an audio guide. You can buy a combined ticket valid also for Papal palace. Experience a nice view of the bridge and river...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views of the Rhône river and this bridge are fantastic!! Take the opportunity to take great pictures too!!

Thank FernandoMexico8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, you can dance on it if you want! No-one minds and I saw one or two people doing so slightly sheepishly, but isn't that what being a tourist is all about? Unlike a previous reviewer, I thought €5 was a fair price for entry,...More

Thank sfuhere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting av presentation makes a visit to this monument worthwhile. It describes the history and architecture of the bridge very well. In terms of a worthwhile visit - you get much better views from the bank.

Thank johnmac54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit is appreciated by many who sung the song as kids. Others who will enjoy it are technology and history buffs - if you read the signs and follow the audioguide you get excellent background on the constructin and just how impressive it was...More

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