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Pont Valentre, Cahors

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A symbol of Cahors, Pont Valentre is a 14th-century fortified stone arch bridge crossing the Lot River. The medieval construction includes six gothic arches and three square towers with turret. The western tower hasn't survived. This bridge is part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Legend has it that the bridge's architect could not finish his work, so he sold his soul to the devil. Look for the carved stone devil trying to tear off the bridge's cornerstone, but failing; his fingers are embedded in the seams between the stones. Make Pont Valentre a centerpiece of your Cahors vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cahors trip planner.
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  • It’s astounding that this 14th century bridge is still standing. And stepping foot on it...we’ll, it’s like time traveling, without the need of a machine!  more »
  • Lovely to sit by the river and look at the bridge. You used to be able to drive across it but not now. Interesting architectural details if you take the time to look closely.  more »
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  • Ancient bridge with magnificent views. Admire the cliffs and spend a few moments at sunrise or sunset for contemplative thoughts. Then, stop by the nearby restaurants.
  • When we take our guests to Cahors this is always part of our walk - wonderful!

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