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Pont d'Avignon (Saint Bénezet)

OpenFrom 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015
  • Animals allowed
  • Car park
  • Disabled access
Drinking water faucet, Shops, Coach parking, Visite guidée, Locomotor-disabled
Open every day all year long. Last tickets sold one-half hour before the bridge closes.
- 1 September to 1 November: 9am to 7pm / 2 November to 28 February: 9:30am - 5:45pm
- March: 9am to 6:30pm / 1 April to 30 June: 9am - 7pm
- July: 9am to 8pm
- August: 9am - 8:30pm
Subject to change.

Le pont Saint Bénezet, témoin majeur de l’histoire d’Avignon, est connu dans le monde entier grâce à la célèbre chanson. Construit à partir du XIIe siècle, il est plusieurs fois emporté par les crues du Rhône, et définitivement abandonné au XVIIe siècle. Classé Patrimoine Mondial par l’UNESCO.
Visite audioguidée en 11 langues. (inclus dans le prix d'entrée)
/// NOUVEAU : Films, exposition et tablettes tactiles pour découvrir le pont comme vous ne l'avez jamais vu !

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According to the legend, the bridge was built in the 12th century by a young shepherd  from Ardèche - Bénezet - who heard voices telling him to build a bridge in Avignon. The bridge was completed in 1185, creating the only place to cross the Rhône between Lyon and the Mediterranean sea. The bridge originally spanned approximately 900 meters and had 22 arches. It was dismantled in 1226, then rebuilt. 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 dedicated to Saint Nicolas. The bridge is famous the world over due to the lovely children's song "Sur le pont d’Avignon".
The Pont d’Avignon was a true feat of engineering, and was continually being worked on and repaired. A source of legends, an emblematic monument of the area, the bridge has been the subject of unprecedented interdisciplinary research since 2010. Under the aegis of the greater Avignon area and the CNRS, a wide community of researchers has been conducting work. Their results have led to new museum areas and displays, and a multimedia approach which re-creates the bridge in 3D in the many settings that changed over the centuries.

- Museum space "Le Pont retrouvé": exhibits and films on the scientific research work which enabled 5 CNRS laboratories to solve the enigmas of the Pont d’Avignon Saint Bénezet. Research results have led to a spectacular total immersion 3D presentation that takes you across the bridge in its setting as it was in 1550.

- Multimedia tactile tablets in French and English: Super fun way to learn the eventful history of the bridge with interactive multimedia films, images,commentary, quizzes and perspectives on the bridge at different eras.

- Multi-media display and audioguide with new descriptions resulting from the scientific research on the legends and history of the bridge.


. 18 May to 311 May, due to the work underway on making the bridge accessible to all, special low price of 4€ for all.

. Usual ticket price: 5€; discount ticket 4€; Schools: 3.50 €, free for accompanying parties with groups of 10 students.
Palace/Bridge or Bridge/Palace combi-ticket: 13.50€.

Multimedia apps can be downloaded on smart phone ou tablets (AppStore / Google Play)
on the sites-papes /
or at the reception desk at Pont d’Avignon via a specific terminal.
(Subject to change).

Book online
Reserve on-line from now on, in a totally reassured way, by clicking the button below.
ContactBoulevard de la Ligne 84000 AVIGNON mail : officetourisme@avignon-tourisme.comsite : http://www.avignon-pont.comtel : 04 32 74 32 74fax : 04 90 27 51 08