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