’Sous le Pont d'Avignon.’
Of course the famous song goes like this: "sur le pont . . ." But that doesn't tally with the historical facts. People didn't dance on the bridge but on the bank of the river in the shade of the arches. The nicest view of the famous bridge and the walled town of Avignon with its papal palace can be enjoyed from the opposite bank of the river. To get there you have to use a little ferry because the bridge was partly devoured by the Rhône during a catastrophic flood in 1669. Photo Paul Smit.
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