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.) .
||390 businesses (industry, crafts, shops, liberal professions,
300 parking spaces (parking ticket machines in the town center)
||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
||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.
||Olive oil and organic foods.
Tapenade, eggplant dip, anchoļade, etc.
Snails of Provence
Chocolates (Esprit de Pont St Esprit)
Côtes du Rhône wines