Abbaye de Gellone - Saint Guilhem le Désert © OTISGVH
Pont du Diable - Aniane © OTISGVH
Abbaye de Gellone - Saint Guilhem le Désert © OTISGVH

Pont du Diable (Devil's bridge)

Pont du Diable © OTISTVH
 

Situated at the outlet of the Herault Gorges, the Pont du Diable is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in conjunction with the St James’ Way to Santiago de Compostela in western Spain.

Work on the bridge was started between 1028 and 1031 by the Abbeys of Aniane and Gellone, so for 1000 years it has resisted the torrential floods of the Hérault river and marked the passage between the hills and the plain. Among the oldest existing French medieval bridges, it incorporates the early techniques of  Romanesque art in the region, including two main arches and two secondary arches (gills, which cope with the torrent in times of flood), demonstrating the strength and solidity of its construction.

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La Maison du Grand Site
Pont du Diable
34150 ANIANE

Tél. 04 67 56 41 97 (april to november)

Tél. 04 67 57 58 83 (all the year)

oti@saintguilhem-valleeherault.fr

 
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Abbaye de Gellone © OT SGVH

Saint Guilhem le Désert

This Classified Site, is one of the most beautiful villages in France on St James' Way to Santiago de Compostella in western Spain...

Aniane, Pont du Diable © OTISTVH

Pont du Diable

Situated at the outlet of the Herault Gorges, the Pont du Diable is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO...

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Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert - Hérault Valley Tourist Office
Accueil Gignac : 33(0)4 67 57 58 83
Accueil Grand Site de France "Saint Guilhem le Désert Gorges de l'Hérault" :
33(0)4 67 56 41 97
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