St Benezet Bridge (Pont d'Avignon) Tours

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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.

Come visit the Pont d'Avignon on that now spans less than half the Rhône River to get a taste of medieval France. It is a popular vantage point to admire Avignon and the river.

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Address: Rue Ferruce, Avignon 84000, France
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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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Private Rhone Valley Wine Tour from Avignon: Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Tavel

While in Avignon, treat yourself to a private tour of Rhône Valley wine country! With a personal guide, wind through the lush Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region en route to two esteemed wine estates, where you’ll see traditional winemaking techniques and taste sumptuous wines from crisp rosés in Tavel to an array of world-class reds in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Finish with a historic tour of Avignon including famous sites like the Saint-Bénézet Bridge.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Best of Provence Day Trip from Marseille: Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Les Baux de Provence

Soak up the bounty, beauty and history of Provence on a full-day trip from Marseille. In Avignon, the ‘City of Popes,’ you’ll discover ancient and medieval art and architecture on a guided, small-group tour. Pop into the Popes’ Palace (own expense) before continuing to Châteauneuf-du-Pape to sample fine Provençal wines in an elegant château. Finish with a visit to the medieval hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour

Discover Avignon, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that once served as the seat of papal power. Embark on an independent tour of the city and its surrounds with this unique package, which includes fast-track entry and an audio tour of the Popes' Palace, Europe's largest Gothic palace. Enjoy the same for Pont d'Avignon, a stunning bridge that's been immortalized in the French children's song, 'Sur le Pont d'Avignon.' In addition, your ticket offers a choice of 4 half-day minivan tours within Provence. Themes include 'Culture and Wine' and 'Van Gogh.'
  • Duration: 12 hours
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