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Tickets for Pont d'Avignon

Explore the ruined remains of the Rhône's famous crossing point

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Overview
Opening hours
September - October: 9:00 - 19:00, November - February: 9:30 - 17:45, March: 9:00 - 18:30, April - June: 9:00 - 19:00, July: 9:00 - 20:00, August: 9:00 - 20:30
Highlights
  • Dance around the bridge of Avignon (or walk respectfully along it) and discover an iconic part of European history, built in 1185
  • Learn all about the bridge's development and construction in the exhibition space, then see the chapel dedicated to its legendary founder – St. Bénézet
  • Enjoy unbeatable views of the Rhône and Avignon, including a unique perspective of the majestic Palais des Papes
Description

Once a vital route of pilgrimage between Italy and Spain, the Pont d'Avignon is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site which attracts more than 300,000 visitors every year – not bad for a bridge that doesn't go anywhere! Don't miss the opportunity to experience this iconic piece of French history, which offers unbeatable views of the Rhône and Palais des Papes.

The Pont d'Avignon was completed in 1185, and originally an impressive 920 meters long, with 22 graceful arches. Unfortunately, the skills of medieval laymen were no match for the armies of Louis VIII and the Rhône's regular floods, and the bridge collapsed on a number occasions.

Now, you can visit what remains of this vital crossing point, which still stretches around 200 meters onto the water. Your journey begins at the exhibition station, where you'll learn all about the creation of this historic bridge, and the role it played throughout the ages.

Over the third arch is a small chapel dedicated to St. Bénézet. According to legend, the young Bénézet heard the voice of Jesus Christ, asking him to build a bridge spanning the Rhône. He oversaw the construction, and the chapel originally contained his grave – in recognition of his faith and commitment.

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Ticket features
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What's included
  • Entrance to Pont d’Avignon and exhibition station
  • Audio guide
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Pont d'Avignon
Boulevard de la Ligne, 84000, Avignon
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
The bridge is now fully accessible to people with disabilities
Audio guide
Available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian
Additional info

Opening Times

  • September - October: 09:00 - 19:00
  • November - February: 09:30 - 17:45
  • March: 09:00 - 18:30
  • April - June: 09:00 - 19:00
  • July: 09:00 - 20:00
  • August: 09:00 - 20:30
Insider tip

Although the famous song Sur le Pont d'Avignon describes crowds of people "dancing round and round" on the bridge, this would have been pretty difficult as the bridge is only 4 meters wide. People would have most likely danced under the bridge's archways – Sous le Pont d'Avignon, perhaps.

Peter
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Reviews
Jul 8, 2018
Absolutely loved this visit. It wasn’t crowded. The auto guide was really interesting. Beautiful location, great story. 100% recommend
May 11, 2018
Lieu magnifique à visiter

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