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Singing About the Avignon Bridge

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz:

Sur le Pont d’Avignon

The Avignon bridge is known around the world today because of the famous children’s song, Sur le Pont d’Avignon (On the Bridge of Avignon). In medieval times, it was also a well-known bridge, but not because of this song – and it wasn’t known for being danced upon either.

…Continue reading here for another one of Margo’s curious history stories about Provence. The Medieval construction of a structure with 22 arches spanning just shy of a kilometre across the Rhone River is impressive. But, did people really dance on it? Find out with in Margo’s article.

Via:: The Curious Rambler

      

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Margo Lestz

Margo Lestz

Margo is a British/American who has lived in Nice, France for the past nine years. She loves digging into the history of an area and discovering the tales behind local customs and traditions. She blogs about her discoveries on The Curious Rambler . She is also the author of two books, French Holidays & Traditions, and Curious Histories of Nice, France. Click here for Margo's books.

She describes herself as a perpetual student and is always taking some kind of course or researching a moment in history that has caught her fancy. She’s curious by nature and always wondering who, what, why, when, where, and how.

Margo shares her adventures (and her questions) with Jeff, her husband of many years. She enjoys travel, history, observing cultures and traditions – and then writing about them, of course.

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