Medieval Valentre Bridge in Carhors, France

Good article with excellent photography


Back in late Autumn of 1985, I was travelling through France to Spain. On my way to Spain, I passed through Cahors and had a glimpse of a medieval bridge across River Lot.

It was cold, I went out of the coach and quickly took a picture of this medieval bridge, without even knowing the name or exact location of the bridge.

It was early in the morning. There was a reflection of the bridge in the river but was obscured somewhat by a layer of mist floating just above the river.Scan10007

Only recently, I found out from Wikipedia the following information about the bridge:

The Pont Valentré (Occitan: Pont de Balandras; English: Valentré Bridge) is a 14th-century six-span fortified stonearch bridge crossing the Lot River to the west of Cahors, in France. It has become a symbol of the city. After the decision was made to…

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