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Pont Saint-Benezet (Le Pont d'Avignon)

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"Also known as the Pont d'Avignon, this half bridge is a famous landmark in Avignon as it sits across the River Rhône. The original wooden bridge was built in the 11th century, and was later replaced by a stone bridge. The river was too powerful and washed away most of the bridge, with only four arches remaining. Thanks to a catchy French children's song 'Sur le Pont d’Avignon', the bridge, the bridge is now a reminder of the city's rich history. There is a fee to enter the bridge, or you can see it from afar from the river path or from the top of Jardin du Rocher des Doms. "
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"The Pont d’Avignon, really the Pont Saint-Bénézet, is what remains of a medieval bridge that once reached the opposite banks of the Rhone. The four surviving arches have become a symbol of Avignon, making appearances on post cards, magnets, t-shirts and more. If you wish to meander across what is left of the stone bridge you will need to pay an entrance fee of €5. There is an option to combine your Pont d’Avignon admission with your Palais des Papes ticket for €17!"
" Pont d’Avignon (Pont Saint-Bénézet), is famous for its French children’s nursery rhymes. The bridge has over time eroded and collapsed so only several pillars remain. You can pay to go up, but we personally opted out! I personally think it isn't worth it to pay to go stand on the bridge, but for French people, it is a cultural icon, so its probably a more worthwhile experience! "

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