The Millau Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct


Visit the tallest road bridge in the world, with the bridge's road towering 890 feet over the Tarn river, this is a true feat of engineering and an impressive sight.

The Millau viaduct, or Millau bridge, spans 2.46 kilometres across the Tarn river and valley.

Constructed between 2001 and 2004 with one of its masts 343 metres (1,125 feet) high, makes it 19 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower. It is a major tourist attraction in the Northern Occitanie (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon) region.

The toll charge to drive across the bridge. To get your money's worth make sure that you stop at the motorway rest area before you reach the bridge for the best views.

The best time to visit the Millau bridge is in the early morning, when often the valley below is covered with a blanket of mist creating a lovely vista.

For those interested in the technical aspects of the Millau Viaduct, there is a visitor centre at the base of the bridge.

For more information...


Viaduc de Millau, 12400, Millau, Occitanie, France

  More tourism articles

If you are looking for holiday accommodation, Pure France can offer you the following local holiday homes...

Villa Le Parc

Holiday villa in Bédarieux, Occitanie

Contemporary villa set on the edge of Bédarieux - a market town 50 minutes from the Mediterranean coast.

The house sits in very private 5,000 m² of grounds with large lawned garden, pretty woodland and river frontage.

Spacious accommodation over three floors; ground floor with living room, dining room, gym, billiard room and games room. Fully equipped kitchen leading out to main dining terrace and garden. Double ensuite bedroom.

View Property

Villa Ariana

Rental villa in Occitanie

Large family home with extensive South-facing views over the surrounding views - the Mediterranean can be seen on a clear day!

Set back on the hillside from the road into the small, wine-producing village of Faugères, the property has 5,000 m² of lovely, well-kept, terraces gardens.

Spacious accommodation over two floors; large living and dining room with high ceiling and TV and Wi-Fi internet.

View Property

Maison Capitelle

Holiday home in Faugères, Occitanie with private pool

This is a traditional Languedoc property - a former wine-maker's house situated in the pretty village of Faugères, 40 minutes from the Mediterranean coast.

The village gives its name to the famous wine 'appellation' and has many wine-makers both in and around the village itself. Needless to say, the surrounding views are vineyards as far as the eye can see.

The property has been fully renovated and offers comfortable and welcoming accommodation, just steps from the heart of the village with its basic amenities and numerous wine outlets.

View Property

This article may contain or reflect personal opinions and cannot be considered contractual.
Full property details and booking terms and conditions are available on the relevant property page(s).
Entry fees, opening hours and other information correct at the time of publishing, August 2017.

Call our reservations team on 0033 607 609 914

© Atkins & Jones Limited.
Pure France™ is a registered trading name of Atkins & Jones Ltd and a registered trademark
The Millau Viaduct | Pure France Holidays