A visit to this Unesco World Heritage site provides a wonderful introduction to the history of the city. The story of the bridge is closely linked to the life of the Papacy during the Middle Ages; it was part of the pilgrimage route between Spain and Italy, a control centre for waterway traffic and toll bridge … until it’s demolition during the 17th century.
The bridge is open every day, all year round. Opening hours vary depending on time of year.
An exciting visit that tells the story of Avignon and the Rhône, the legend of Saint-Bénezet and that of the famous song. Avignon bridge (Saint-Bénezet), which stands as a silent witness to the river and the city’s past, was built from the 12th century onwards, damaged numerous times by wars and floods, rebuilt and then finally abandoned in the 17th century. You can learn about the human and scientific feat involved in the construction of the bridge thanks to a 3D digital image of the bridge, linking the two banks, spanning from Avignon to Villeneuve les Avignon.
Audio guides available in 11 languages. Special audio guide for 8-16 year olds. Space devoted to the song, story of bridge and song accessible for all ages, fun interactive audiovisual displays, permanent exhibition.
Free entry for under 8s. Free entry for Avignon residents on Sundays, from September to June, as well as “Clé du palais,” card holders.
FAMILY rate for “Palace + Bridge” ticket/2 adults + 1 child: €34 / 2 adults + 2 or more children: €41.