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  • Address: Rue Ferruce, Avignon 84000, France
  • Hours: 9am-9pm Jul, 9:00-8pm Aug-Sep; 9am-7pm mid-Mar-Jun & Oct, 9.30am-5.45pm Nov-mid-Mar

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St Benezet Bridge (Pont d'Avignon)

The St. Benezet Bridge - known as the Pont d’Avignon - is a famous bridge located in Avignon. The 12th century bridge originally spanned 900 m (2,950ft) across the Rhône River. The bridge collapsed frequently and was reconstructed multiple times. Today, only 4 of the original 22 arches remain complete.

The inception of the St. Benezet Bridge centers around a local shepherd boy of the same name who was told by an angel to construct the bridge. He proved his divine inspiration to the town and wealthy benefactors by lifting a large stone block. The bridge also served as a place of worship for Rhône boatmen until it became so unsteady it was deemed dangerous. The bridge is also historically significant in that was an important strategic river crossing.

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Avignon, Les Baux de Provence and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence, ... 

Avignon, Les Baux de Provence and Chateauneuf-du-Pape Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

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Visit two stunning Provencal towns and a winery on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! Start your day at leisure in Les Baux de Provence, admiring the ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $126.17
Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour, Avignon, Day Trips

Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour

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The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church's influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
Duration: Flexible

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