The Pont du Diable on the Hérault River is one of many bridges in France with this name (it means Devil's bridge). Constructed by Benedictine monks in the first half of the 11th century, it provided a link between the abbey at Aniane and the Gellone Abbey at Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. Though subsequently widened and raised several metres around 1770, it has retained its original shape. Vehicular traffic is now catered for by a newer bridge, from which splendid views may be had of the original bridge and an aqueduct that takes water to the vineyards of Saint-Jean-de-Fos.

The bridge has been listed by the French Ministry of Culture as a monument historique since 1935 and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.

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Founded: 11th century
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Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Alison Cowpe (11 months ago)
Dramatic gauge. But busy with schoolchildren.
Marie-Caroline Caron (14 months ago)
One of the most beautiful place I've seen ?
nurul novelia Fuandila (2 years ago)
It is astonishing place and can access by public transportation. For canoeing we need to pay just around €15 for 1 hour. The color water is totally amazing.
Lauren Foster (2 years ago)
Very busy but a lovely place to swim and dive on a hot day after walking round the Clamousse Caves - my teens loved jumping off the rocks. Plenty of quiet places to sit in the shade if you prefer that to the hot packed beach.
Black Hero (2 years ago)
Great possibility to swim; not too many people. We will definitly come back!
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