Ruins of the medieval bridge of Avignon, France

Avignon is commemorated by the French children's song, Sur le pont d' Avignon or On the bridge of Avignon, which describes folk dancing. Pont Saint-Benezet, also known as the Pont d' Avignon, is a famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon, in southern France. Over the centuries, it became increasingly perilous as arches collapsed and were replaced by rickety wooden sections. The bridge was finally put out of use by a catastrophic flood in 1668, which swept away much of the structure. It was subsequently abandoned and no more attempts were made to repair it. A vineyard in the forefront and a village at the background.

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