Top Historic Sights in Céret, France

Explore the historic highlights of Céret

Pont du Diable

The Pont du Diable (Devil's bridge) is a medieval stone arch bridge at Céret, built between 1321 and 1341. It spans the river Tech with a single arch of 45,5 metres. According a legend, the locals wanted a bridge to be built across the river and called upon the devil to build it for them. The devil agreed on the condition that he would claim the first soul to cross the bridge. Once the bridge was built the locals sent a ...
Founded: 1321 | Location: Céret, France

Château d'Aubiry

Industrial Frenchman Pierre Bardou-Job became wealthy selling rolling paper and decided to have a château built for each of his three children. All designed by the Danish architect Viggo Dorph-Petersen, the Château d'Aubiry was for his son Justin and built from 1893 to 1904. Pierre Bardou-Job himself never saw it, as he died suddenly in 1892 just before the start of the construction. The palace has an Art Nouveau style ...
Founded: 1893-1904 | Location: Céret, France

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.