Pont d'Avignon, Avignon

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#2 of 71 in Historic Sites in Vaucluse
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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  • There,s not actually much to see on the bridge (two chapels, one of which is down a flight of stairs) and the view from the river path isn't much different. I don't actually know how much it costs... 
    There,s not actually much to see on the bridge (two chapels, one of which is down a flight of stairs) and the view from the river path isn't much different. I don't actually know how much it costs...  more »
  • The history of the bridge, or rather the lack of a bridge is quite interesting and they give you a free Audioguide and there is a bit of a museum with videos and information so that was really... 
    The history of the bridge, or rather the lack of a bridge is quite interesting and they give you a free Audioguide and there is a bit of a museum with videos and information so that was really...  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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