"Devil's Bridge? Pont de Valentré" Cahors Things to Do Tip by Kettleman

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  Valentré Bridge
by Kettleman

The Valentre Bridge, which is the symbol of the town, was begun in 1308 and completed in 1378.

A legend holds that the architect had a pact with the devil to help complete it. When the bridge was restored in 1879, the architect Paul Gout made reference to this by placing a small sculpture of the devil at the summit of one of the towers.

There is parking nearby although quite squeezed in and you can sit and picnic alongside the bridge.

Opposite, and by the parking, there is a foie gras shop where as long as you have some bread and a knife you can provision yourself very nicely.

Address: signposted
Directions: signposted as you go north from the city centre

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  • Updated Jul 28, 2005
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