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“Best seen from the river”
Review of Pont Valentre

Pont Valentre
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Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Cahors
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Charentay, France
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“Best seen from the river”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

You had best walk to the bridge - parking anywhere around the town is very difficult! It's a beautiful, well maintained old stone bridge, but much like thousands of others in France! See it from the river on a cruise boat to appreciate the scale.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank 1953Trek
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Romain P, Office de Tourisme at Pont Valentre, responded to this review, 22 April 2015
Hello and thank you for your advice,
The Valentré Brige is "like thousands of others in France" ? This is one of the best preserved medieval bridges in France and there are very few such. It was built durint the XIVth century.
So we think this is a bit exaggerated to write this bridge is not unique, because it is really unique ;)
See you soon.
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Cahors, France
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“Medieval Bridge on the Lot”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

A historic and well preserved medieval defensive bridge into the town of Cahors. Picturesque.
Downstream on the right hand side is the ancient water-source of the the Fountain of Divona. (or Charteuse) . Water flows copiously from an underground river, and a narrow road spans where it enters the river Lot.
All in all very photogenic. The immediate town-scape nearby is boring, because the true ancient town is way over to the east and the fields and market gardens between the old town and the Pont Valentré have been built over with houses and the railway - pity really.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Brian C
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Majestic bridge over the Lot”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Lovely views from the river side. Even better in the winter with massive amount of water running under it.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Philippe T
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Cahors, France
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104 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful bridge”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

One of my favourite things about this city is the bridge! Worth the visit. If you cross the bridge (heading away from the city centre) you can find a path that goes up the mountain and leads to Croix Magné. At the top you can see all of Cahors and the entire bridge. It's great!

Visited November 2013
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Oldest fortified bridge that is entirely preserved, with its construction legend that ties architecture and demons, a mandatory stop on the Way of Saint James. See the city of Pope John XXII, the city with the highest percentage of old buildings in France, and discover the local red wine, the Cahors Malbec, and the local cuisine, a magnificent association between the duck, its foie gras and the vegetables of the region! And don't miss the summer light and music show...

Visited November 2013
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