Le Pont du Diable - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Le Pont du Diable
The Pont du Diable on the Hérault River is one of many bridges in France with this name means Devil's bridge. It was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in conjunction with the St James’ Way to Santiago de Compostela in western Spain. Among the oldest existing French medieval bridges, it incorporates the early techniques of Romanesque art in the region, including two main arches and two secondary arches, demonstrating the strength and solidity of its construction.
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Lac du Salagou
16.06km from Le Pont du Diable
The Salagou Lake is a reservoir lake of the dam Salagou. It is located in the center of the Hérault department, on the Salagou river, a tributary of the Lergue river which flows into the Hérault. It reaches a depth of about 50 meters. The lake is dominated by mountains and plateaus culminating at 300 m in the east, up to 407 m for Carels in the west, and 535 m for Mont Liausson in the south. The latter separates the lake of Salagou from the dolomitic cirque of Mourèze.
22.08km from Le Pont du Diable
The Pic Saint-Loup is a mountain in the region Occitan situated on the edge of towns to Valflaunès and Cazevieille, in the department of Herault. the peak is visible from a large part of the Hérault department, the coastline as well as the Gard, from where its profile evokes a point rising towards the sky. It is one of the most beautiful natural and hiking sites in the Garrigues region.
Grotte des Demoiselles
26.81km from Le Pont du Diable
These limestone caves are host to a wide variety of unique mineral formations and a perfect year-round place for all ages to visit. At various times in history, the cave has also served as a hiding place and refuge. At the time, visiting the cave was quite perilous, but in 1931 a funicular, concrete stairs and walkways with sturdy railings and extensive electric lighting were installed to make it accessible to the general public.
Jardin des plantes de Montpellier
27.36km from Le Pont du Diable
The Montpellier Plant Garden is a university botanical garden founded in 1593 and which is an integral part of the heritage of the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier and the University of Montpellier. It is the oldest botanical garden in France, ahead of that of Strasbourg founded in 1619, that of Paris created in 1635, and that of Caen in 1736. This garden has a triple vocation: botanical, historical, and university.
27.56km from Le Pont du Diable
Montpellier‘s Cathédrale St-Pierre is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the heart of one of France’s southern cities. It was commissioned by Pope Urban V in 1364 and was converted into a cathedral in 1536 when the archbishopric was transferred from Maguelone to Montpellier. It suffered extensive damage during the Wars of Religion between Catholics and Protestants in the 16th century, and was subsequently rebuilt in the 17th century.
28.07km from Le Pont du Diable
The Fabre Museum is an art museum located in Montpellier in Hérault. it was created following a proposal in 1824 by Baron François-Xavier Fabre, painter, and collector, to donate its collections to the city, on condition that they are at the origin of a museum. The Fabre Museum is one of the most important provincial museums in France. The museum has a large collection of paintings from the 17th until the 19th century, with a large representation of the luminophiles movement. There is also scu