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Pont Saint-Bénézet, Pont d'Avignon, visit

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Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Reduced price : 3.5 €
- Full price : 4.5 €

Address :
Saint-Bénezet Bridge - Pont d'Avignon
rue Ferruce
84000, Avignon

FRANCE


Website :
http://www.palais-des-papes.com

Mood : To take a stroll

Additional Information
Ticket office closes an hour before the bridge closes
Audioguide in 9 languages included in entry price

Description

Sur le pont d'Avignon…

In 1177, as the story goes, a young shepherd by the name of Bénézet came down from the mountains of the Ardeche. He claimed to have been sent by God to build a bridge across the Rhône in Avignon.
Mocked by the people of Avignon, the shepherd rose to the challenge they set him: to lift an enormous boulder onto his shoulders and throw it into the river. The citizens of Avignon were amazed when the young shepherd managed this superhuman feat, and a committee was formed to help him build the bridge.

The Pont Saint-Bénezet, apart from being the oldest structure on the Rhône between Lyon and the sea, is also famous as the "Pont d'Avignon" of the song Sur le pont d'Avignon.
Today only four of the arches remain, along with the Tour Phillippe le Bel, which is a magnificent monument in its own right.

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Reduced price : 3.5 €
- Full price : 4.5 €

Address :
Saint-Bénezet Bridge - Pont d'Avignon
rue Ferruce
84000, Avignon

FRANCE



Website :
http://www.palais-des-papes.com

Mood : To take a stroll