Pont Saint-Bénézet in Avignon, Provence

Pont Saint-Bénézet in Avignon

Tourism

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.

For more information... http://www.avignon-pont.com/en

Location

Pont d'Avignon, Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000 Avignon

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Le Mas Monfavet

Self-catering accommodation in Provence

Large, traditional, detached country home set in a small hamlet just 10 minutes from the centre of Avignon with all its cultural sites, restaurants and shops.

Large private drive with automatic gates leads up to the property.

Air-conditioned throughout.

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Au Pont du Gard

Holiday villa in Languedoc with private pool

Set in extensive private grounds, this is an outstanding architect-designed villa with far-reaching views, including the famous Pont du Gard.

Beautiful ambiance in and around the property with fabulous outside space and the highest level of interior design. Air-conditioning throughout.

Fully-equipped kitchen opens to one of several dining terraces and the swimming pool area. Large living room with TV and Wi-Fi opens to another dining terrace with views over the Pont du Gard.

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Mas du Roumias

Holiday accommodation in Provence

Dating back to the 17th century, this lovely farmhouse has been fully restored without losing any of its charming character.

Fabulous location close to Saint-Rémy, 10 minutes, Avignon, 20 minutes, Arles 10 minutes, and the Camargue national park and beautiful Mediterranean beaches.

The farmhouse stands in a 2,000 m² Mediterranean garden with large lawn, plants, flowers and mature trees. Vine covered terrace is ideal for long summer dinners or sunny Provençal breakfasts.

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Mas Barielle

Holiday accommodation in Provence

This is a beautiful Provençal mas with a stunning, lawned garden of 6,000 m² with olive and palm trees.

Pretty, charming and traditional facaded house offering renovated, contemporary living accommodation over two floors.

Spacious interior with ground floor kitchen and utility room, dining room and two living rooms, Wi-Fi internet.

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Maison Rousty

Holiday accommodation in Provence

This lovely country home is set in private grounds with a large lawned garden, 5 minutes from the hugely sought-after town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just half an hour from Avignon.

One of the prettiest towns in France, Saint-Rémy has all amenities and tree-lined boulevards and a huge choice of traditional restaurants and pavement cafés.

Further amenities can be found even closer to the property - in the picturesque little village of Saint-Étienne-du-Grès (3 km) with bakery and restaurants. There is also 2 restaurants within 10 minutes walk of the property.

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Maison de Pernes

Self-catering accommodation in Provence

Maison de Pernes is a charming and traditional, characterful Provençal country house situated on the edge of the village of Althen-des-Paluds, close to Avignon.

The house lies on a single-track country lane 800m from the centre of the picturesque village with a café bar, restaurant, grocery store, newsagent and pharmacy. Supermarkets and hypermarkets are nearby in Avignon and Carpentras.

Entry to the property is through an automated gate and down a sweeping drive. Plenty of private parking and 5,000 m² of private grounds to enjoy. Large Provençal garden with plants, flowers, fruit and palm trees. Immense lawned garden for children's games.

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La Bastide des Alpilles

Holiday home in Provence with private pool

Outstanding, architect-designed contemporary home in the traditional style. This wonderful Provençal bastide home sits on the edge of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, one of the most elite, sought-after destinations in the South of France. The picturesque town features an array of superb café bars and restaurants amongst its winding streets. All shops and great weekly market - all within easy walking distance from the house (10 minutes).

The property itself sits in 2,500 m² of private grounds with long, private drive and extensive lawned garden.

South and West terraces feature shaded dining area and seating area with conservatory furniture. All overlooking the lovely private pool 8m x 4m with lawn-surround and sun loungers.

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Mas de Pitou

Rental home in Provence

Pure France's favourite location in the whole of France!

Superbly placed amongst beautiful countryside, Saint-Rémy is the perfect example of a traditional, unspoilt Provençal town full of winding streets, pavement cafés, cultural events, historic sites and a fair share of the world's famous film stars.

From the colourful town centre with all shops and array of restaurants, its a 2 minutes drive or pretty, 15 minutes walk to the villa.

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La Maison Cabanon

Self-catering home in Provence

Lovely detached country home situated on a quiet country lane just a few minutes from the centre L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, 30 minutes from Avignon.

Private drive and large lawned garden surround the property. Large, private pool 11m x 5m with sun terrace and gazebo and shaded dining terrace.

High quality interior with superb kitchen and open-plan living and dining room with UK satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet.

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