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The Famous Pont d’Avignon in France

The Famous Pont d’Avignon in France

The Famous Pont d’Avignon in France

One of the most famous bridges in the world is the Pont d’Avignon, a medieval bridge located in Avignon town in the southern part of France. It is also known as Pont Saint Benezet.

This bridge was constructed between 1177 and 1185 but was later destroyed during the seige to Avignon led by Louis VIII of France at the time of the Albigensian Crusade. It was rebuilt later on using 22 stone arches. Now, it’s among the top tourist attractions in France that’s visited by travelers from all over the world.

This bridge, which has become the landmark of the city, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 along with Palais de Papes and Cathedral of Notre Dame.

Image Source: thenational.ae

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