Monday, 3 November 2008
Bridges between: Olargues
Olargues, a village in the Haut Languedoc, one included in "Les Plus Beaux Villages de France". The site of the village dates back to Roman times and is almost surrounded by the river Le Jaur which is crossed by the Devil's Bridge, le Pont du Diable, another of these bridges which are said to be the scene of transactions between the village and the devil.
The three arched bridge dates back to 1202. It would have been difficult and expensive to build but while Olargues was growing in importance, it allowed access to the Nîmes to Toulouse road on the other side of the valley.
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