Did you learn the song at school too? All the time I was singing it, totally learned by rote of course – it never occurred to me that there really was a ‘pont’ at Avignon. But there is and look at that photograph – rather gorgeous, isn’t it?

The Avignon’s pont’s actual name is Pont Saint-Bénézet and it dates from the twelfth century. It is now designated as a World Heritage Site.

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A REMINDER OF THE WORDS

Chorus

Sur le Pont d’Avignon
L’on y danse, l’on y danse
Sur le Pont d’Avignon
L’on y danse tous en rond

First verse

Les beaux messieurs font comme ça
Et puis encore comme ça.

Second verse

Les belles dames font comme ça
Et puis encore comme ça.

Third verse

Les filles font comme ça
Et puis encore comme ça

Fourth verse

Les musiciens font comme ça
Et puis encore comme ça.

Where is Pont Saint-Bénézet?

Pont Saint-Bénézet

Boulevard de la Ligne,
84000 Avignon,
France

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Jackie

Jackie

JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.

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