Located in the department of the Gard, the small city of Pont-Saint-Esprit is also situated right at the crossroads of three regions: Rhône Alpes, Languedoc Roussillon and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It has a population of about 10,000 residents, who are known as Spiripontains.
The city was called Saint-Saturnin-du-Port in the Middle Ages. It got it's present-day name when the bridge across the Rhône was built, linking it to Provence. Seven hundred years old, this is the oldest medieval bridge spanning the Rhône river. It measures one kilometre in length and is made up of twenty arches.
To see and visit:
- the Saint Pierre Priory (12th to 18th centuries)
- the Saint Saturnin Church (15th century)
- the Citadel and the Collegiate Church (14th to 18th centuries)
- the Maison des Chevaliers, or House of the Knights (12th century), which houses the Sacred Art Museum of the Gard
- the Paul Raymond Museum
Maison du Roi in Pont Saint Esprit
Statue of Drac - Fountain of Pont Saint Esprit
Streets of Pont Saint Esprit
Holy spirit bridge - Pont Saint Esprit