Provence Sights


Pont St-Bénézet (St. Bénézet Bridge)

Pont St-Bénézet (St. Bénézet Bridge) Review

This bridge is the subject of the famous children's song: "Sur le pont d'Avignon on y danse, on y danse..." ("On the bridge of Avignon one dances, one dances... "). Unlike London Bridge, which fell down in another nursery ditty, Pont St-Bénézet still stretches its arches across the river, but only partway: half was washed away in the 17th century. Its first stones allegedly laid with the miraculous strength granted St-Bénézet in the 12th century, it once reached all the way to Villeneuve.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Port du Rochre, Avignon, 84000
  • Cost: €4.50 includes new tactile PDA audio guide; €13 includes entry to Palais des Papes
  • Hours: Mar., daily 9–6:30; Apr–June and Sept–Oct., daily 9–7; July, daily 9–8; Aug., daily 9–8:30; Nov.–Feb., daily 9:30–5:45
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  • Location: Avignon
Updated: 03-12-2013

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