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Pont d'Avignon, Avignon

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Bridge · Historic Site
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Pont d'Avignon was built in the late 12th century, and was originally 900 m (2,950 ft) long, with arches larger than any other Roman bridge of that era. Although the bridge has been rebuilt many times, it has gradually lost arches since the first time it was damaged in a siege, in 1226. Today, only four of the original 22 arches remain. Make Pont d'Avignon a part of your Avignon vacation plans using our Avignon trip website.
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  • In ancient times this beautiful bridge actually did the job, leading people from one side of the river to the other. Centuries ago parts of it were washed away, and now it looks like an unfinished... 
    In ancient times this beautiful bridge actually did the job, leading people from one side of the river to the other. Centuries ago parts of it were washed away, and now it looks like an unfinished...  more »
  • Lovely little visit to the ping . We where here about 90 minutes. Audio guide was good however one of ours failed so we had to share rather than take the steps back to get it replaced Lovely walk.....  more
    Lovely little visit to the ping . We where here about 90 minutes. Audio guide was good however one of ours failed so we had to share rather than take the steps back to get it replaced Lovely walk.....  more »
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  • Historic and world famous monument. You could just admire the bridge from afar, but I think it’s definitely worth paying to go and explore properly. You’re given a little handheld device which gives you snippets of information along various points of the bridge. Thankfully the recordings only last for less than 2 minutes - which is plenty of time to give you some interesting facts without boring you to tears! It’s also worth visiting at sunset and when it gets dark - it’s a really beautiful monument at all times of the day and night.
  • We stopped by this bridge as part of a combo ticket that also included the palace of popes and the garden of the palace of popes. The views were nice and they had video exhibits explaining the history of the bridge and how it has been destroyed over time. One of the more Roman inspired aspects of the city.

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