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Pont Valentre, Cahors

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A symbol of Cahors, Pont Valentre is a 14th-century fortified stone arch bridge crossing the Lot River. The medieval construction includes six gothic arches and three square towers with turret. The western tower hasn't survived. This bridge is part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Legend has it that the bridge's architect could not finish his work, so he sold his soul to the devil. Look for the carved stone devil trying to tear off the bridge's cornerstone, but failing; his fingers are embedded in the seams between the stones. Make Pont Valentre a centerpiece of your Cahors vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cahors trip planner.
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  • Just a wonderful sight .. it’s an iconic looking bridge .. wonderfully restored and maintained.. worthy of a detour .. really enjoyed seeing it .. 
    Just a wonderful sight .. it’s an iconic looking bridge .. wonderfully restored and maintained.. worthy of a detour .. really enjoyed seeing it ..  more »
  • Worth 20 minutes of your time. It's very well conserved and has a bit of history to it. There's a lock under it to get boats past the weir. It's always fun to watch people working hard. 
    Worth 20 minutes of your time. It's very well conserved and has a bit of history to it. There's a lock under it to get boats past the weir. It's always fun to watch people working hard.  more »
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  • Lovely bridge. Nice walk along riverbanks back across smaller bridge in town.
  • Beautiful place, relaxed atmosphere, interesting market !

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