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Pont Saint-Bénézet - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Pont Saint-Bénézet

The Pont d'Avignon is one of the most famous historic bridges in France, forming part of a World Heritage Site. According to the legend, the bridge was built in the 12th century by a young shepherd from Ardèche - Bénezet. It was later washed away several times by flood waters and rebuilt until it was abandoned in the 17th century. Today, all that remains are four arches and a chapel.

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Musée Du Petit Palais

Musée Du Petit Palais

0.19km from Pont Saint-Bénézet

It is a museum and art gallery located in southern France's Avignon city. The Musée Du Petit Palais shows an excellent selection of Renaissance paintings from both the School of Avignon and Italy. It also contains 600 sculptures from the tomb of Antipope Clement VII, including the effigy head.

Jardin des doms

Jardin des doms

0.25km from Pont Saint-Bénézet

Jardin des doms is a rocky outcrop on the left bank of the Rhone that served as a shelter for the founding and development of the city of Avignon . It was set up as a public garden. It serves as protection for the foundation and then the development of the city. Its summit is covered with a public garden called Jardin des Doms.

Avignon Cathedral

Avignon Cathedral

0.36km from Pont Saint-Bénézet

Avignon Cathedral is one of the renown Roman Catholic church situated in the Avignon commune of France. It was built in the twelfth century. It features a roman style of architecture and a gilded statue of the Virgin Mary atop the bell tower.

Palais des Papes

Palais des Papes

0.4km from Pont Saint-Bénézet

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the palace is one of the largest medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Palais des Papes is a historical and architectural landmark and primarily a tourist attraction. It is also part of Avignon’s thriving cultural scene and hosts concerts and exhibitions as well as the Festival d’Avignon in its courtyard, making it an integral part of the city’s modern artistic traditions.



15.29km from Pont Saint-Bénézet

The Sorgue is a 30.4 km long river in the south-east of France located between the foothills of the Alps and the Rhône.

Site Archéologique de Glanum

Site Archéologique de Glanum

20.17km from Pont Saint-Bénézet

Glanum was a prosperous and ancient town dating back from the 7th century BC. The site is renowned for its two well-preserved 1st century BC monuments, known as "Les Antiques"- a mausoleum, and a triumphal arch.

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is one of the most popular holiday regions in the south of France. Its identity as a geographical region is a holdover from the days of the Roman Empire. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is famous for its sunny weather, colorful countryside, tradition, wine, food, and language.

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