The famous bridge from the children's song, "Sur le Pont d'Avignon," though it's unlikely townspeople ever actually danced on the bridge. Today you can visit what's left of the bridge and learn about the miracle of the shepherd boy for whom it's named.

 
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Family Review of Pont Saint Benezet

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • You remember the song: "Sur le Pont d'Avignon, on y danse, on y danse..." Well, this is the bridge on which the townspeople supposedly danced, except that's highly unlikely. Still, that doesn't make the connection between the bridge and the song any less fun. You and your kids can dance if you wish--you wouldn't be the first tourists to do so.
  • You'll hear the bridge called Pont d'Avignon and Pont Saint Benezet, but the latter is its official name.
  • The name Pont Saint Benezete comes from a legend about a shepherd boy performing a miracle, so be sure to ask about that.

Address:
Rhone River
Avignon
France


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: 33 (0)4 90 27 51 16
Fax: 33 (0)4 90 27 50 08
Email: monument@palais-des-papes.com
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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