Pont Saint-Bénézet in Avignon

 Chiugoran, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons 

11 April 2021  |  Tourism, UNESCO

Pont Saint-Bénézet in Avignon

Also known as the Pont d’Avignon, this famous medieval bridge was built over the Rhône river between Villeneuve-lès-Avignon and the town of Avignon in the 11th Century.

Only four arches, the gatehouse and the Chapel of Saint Nicholas sitting on its second pier survived. They can be seen at the Avignon end.

The bridge is one of the main symbols of the town and even inspired the French nursery rhyme 'Sur le pont d’Avignon'.

The arches of the bridge were classified as a World Heritage Site along with the Cathedral and the Palais des Papes, also in Avignon.

Official website: http://www.avignon-pont.com/en

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