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“The word 'awesome' is overused, but...”
Review of Millau Viaduct

Millau Viaduct
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Millau
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Rolle, Switzerland
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The word 'awesome' is overused, but...”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

...but it's the most appropriate one for the Viaduct. You can't see much driving across it (which is expensive), but find a road that passes underneath, ideally to the Visitor Centre, and you'll see why. The Gorge is so wide that it looks like they've built a road high in the sky, just for the hell of it. This is the only piece of architecture I know that's comparable to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, or Shakespeare's King Lear.

Visited April 2014
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Paulhan, France
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172 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Must See for People who appreciate technology”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Spend time in the visitors' center and take the time to watch the video of the bridge's planning and construction...

Visited October 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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235 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Stunningly Beautiful!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

In our recent trip to Italy and France, this was a site that we had on the must-see list, and it didn't disappoint. Driving through the area without seeing this viaduct is like going to San Francisco and not seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. Be sure to stop at the museum for a short film on the design and building of this work of art. We also went through Millau, and it looked like a great place to spend a day or two.

Visited June 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“amazing!”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

It's the tallest bridge in the world. Simply remarkable. You can learn how it was built and how long it took by watching a very short film inside.

Visited August 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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253 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Astonishing construction”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We first saw it many km. ahead, when descending one of the hills in our A-75 journey from Clermont Ferrand to Barcelona. Impressive at this first sight but getting better when getting closer. Highly recommendable to exit the motorway and take some photos.

Visited August 2014
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