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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pont de Avignon

Dear Family and Friends,

The other biggest tourist attraction is the Pont de Avignon (the broken bridge).

This bridge was constructed between 1177 and 1185. The bridge fell into a state of disrepair during the 17th century.  A catastrophic flood in 1669 swept away much of the structure.  Today there are only four arches of the 22 original arches remaining.

The history of the bridge is interesting, but I believe the reason the bridge is such a big tourist attraction is because of the nursery song, "Sur le Pont d'Avignon."  It is about dancing on the bridge.
If you did not learn the song as a child, I am sure you will at least recognize the melody.

Now the pictures of the bridge.  The first three pictures I took from above and along side it.

Chuck and I walked out on the bridge.  First we passed through this gate house.

Chuck walking on the bridge.

The view from the end of the bridge.  You can see the Palace of the Popes in the background.

When we got to the end of the bridge we were able to do what we came to do.  Here is Chuck dancing.

Gotta say you did it.  Another thing ticked off the bucket list.


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