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Pont Saint Esprit

Pont Saint Esprit

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Pont Saint Esprit

Pont Saint Esprit
Pont Saint Esprit
Administrative center of the canton
Population :: 9435
Market :: Saturday
Town festival :: Early September
Town hall :: 04 66 39 44 45
 
www.ot-pont-saint-esprit.fr
   

This is where the Rhône enters Provence. Situated on the river's right bank, this Provençal town was long considered a simple thoroughfare, at the crossing of 4 departments and 3 regions. Its majestic silhouette rises above the banks of the tempestuous river, which was passionately loved by famous poets and wanderers. Close to the natural water reserve of the Gorges de l'Ardèche, the Cèze River Valley, and the Pont du Gard, Pont Saint Esprit is certainly worth the visit.
 
This is a place for relaxation, leisure, sports and cultural activities. Gourmets will enjoy the Provençal cuisine and, of course, the famous Côtes du Rhône wines.
 
The town benefits from a privileged location, with its business park and its neighboring nuclear plants (Tricastin, Marcoule, Pierrelatte, etc.) .
shops 390 businesses (industry, crafts, shops, liberal professions, etc.)
200 rooms
11 restaurants
300 parking spaces (parking ticket machines in the town center)
heritage An exceptional historical heritage:
The spectacular bridge of Saint Esprit (1265/1309)
Priory of St. Pierre (12th-18th centuries)
Church of St. Saturnin (15th century)
Collegiate church and citadel (14th-18th centuries)
Maison des chevaliers (12th century)
Sacred Art Museum of the Gard and Paul Raymond Museum
history In late antiquity, the town was a fishing community.
 
Saint Saturnin settled in this locale, and thus gave his name to the place which was called Saint-Saturnin du Port until the 13th century.
 
According to legend, the Holy Spirit worked tirelessly to contribute to the construction of the bridge. Consequently, the masterpiece was dedicated to him.
local products Olive oil and organic foods.
Tapenade, eggplant dip, anchoļade, etc.
Snails of Provence
Chocolates (Esprit de Pont St Esprit)
Côtes du Rhône wines
Scented soaps