Pont Valentré

The first stone bridge was laid in 1308. Completed in 1378, this 138 meters long bridge is in its infancy as a fortress to defend the city against attacks in southern provenances.

According to legend, the architect exasperated by the slow progress made a pact with the devil. Satan had put all its expertise at the service of the construction. Against in-part, the prime contractor abandon his soul. The contract came to an end, the architect asks the devil to go get water at the source of the Carthusians. But Satan returned empty-handed. Decided to take revenge, then he comes every night to remove the last stone of the central tower, called Devil's Tower.

World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998 and also known as Devil's Bridge, the bridge Valentré became the symbol of the city of Cahors.

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