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Saint Bénezet bridge

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The bridge of Avignon is one of the most famous monuments in the world, classified World Heritage by UNESCO, and the famous song that helped a lot, since it is sung by children of all countries.

But if this bridge is famous, his story is less so. The first time you discovered, it is surprising that it is truncated ...Only four arches remain on 22 of its origin. What happened? What is the event that caused this destruction? Moreover, little is known about the true name of the bridge Saint-Benezet. Who was this saint and what was his relationship with the bridge?
So learn the history and legend of this monument...

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OPENING TIMES
Open every day all year long. Last tickets sold one-half hour before the bridge closes.
- 1 September to 1 November: 9am to 7pm / 2 November to 28 February: 9:30am - 5:45pm
- March: 9am to 6:30pm / 1 April to 30 June: 9am - 7pm
- July: 9am to 8pm
- August: 9am - 8:30pm

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Rates
Full price 5 €
Reduced price 4 € : - Children between 8 and 17- University students (must present their Student Card with current dates)- Senior citizens over 60 (must present an ID card proving date) - Large families (for all members of the family, must present their “Famille Nombreuse” card) - Handicapped persons up to 80 % (must present their Card) - Holders of the CEZAM Card - Groups: over 20 persons (1 accompanier free of charge for 20 paid entrances) - School Groups: over 10 persons (1 accompanier free of charge for 10 paid students) - University students (must present their Student Card with current dates) - Senior citizens over 60 (must present an ID card proving date)
- Free of charge for children under 8 years old - Avignonnais on Sundays from September to June -Holders of the "Key to the Palace" - Handicapped persons more then 80 % (must present their Card) - Journalist.

GOOD DEAL
COMBINED TICKET PALACE + PONT

Full price 14,50 euros
Reduced price 11,50 euros: - Children between 8 and 17- University students (must present their Student Card with current dates)- Senior citizens over 60 (must present an ID card proving date) - Large families (for all members of the family, must present their “Famille Nombreuse” card) - Handicapped persons up to 80 % (must present their Card) - Holders of the CEZAM Card - Groups: over 20 persons (1 accompanier free of charge for 20 paid entrances) - School Groups: over 10 persons (1 accompanier free of charge for 10 paid students) - University students (must present their Student Card with current dates) - Senior citizens over 60 (must present an ID card proving date)
- Free of charge for children under 8 years old - Avignonnais on Sundays from September to June -Holders of the "Key to the Palace" - Handicapped persons more then 80 % (must present their Card) - Journalist.

FAMILY TICKET (Only for the combined "Palace + Pont" ticket)
- 1 Parents + 2 childs (8-17 years old): 30,50€
- 2 Parents + 1 child (8-17 years old): 37 €
- 2 Parents + 2 children and more (8-17 years old): 45 €
Free of charge for children under 8 years old

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GOOD TO KNOW
-The Histopad is included in the price
-The Popes' Palace is open every day of the year.
-The last tickets are sold one hour before closing time.

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