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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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  • This must be one the most beautiful bridges that I have ever seen. Three beautiful towers, one in the middle, and the other two, one at each end. When I visited some 40 years ago, single file traffic....  more
    This must be one the most beautiful bridges that I have ever seen. Three beautiful towers, one in the middle, and the other two, one at each end. When I visited some 40 years ago, single file traffic....  more »
  • A few years since my last visit and lots of changes. The surrounding area very much built up. A large new hotel, the old car park vanished under a new office block. In fact nowhere nearby to park. I.....  more
    A few years since my last visit and lots of changes. The surrounding area very much built up. A large new hotel, the old car park vanished under a new office block. In fact nowhere nearby to park. I.....  more »
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  • Wonderful bridge. The walk paths along the river are lovely too and connect well with other parts of town.
  • Typical ancient monument with fabulous views over the Lot river. Its cobblestone surface can be, unsurprisingly, a bit uneven under foot. Well worth the visit

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