What is the legend of the Devil’s Bridge?

What is the legend of the Devil's Bridge?

What is the legend of the Devil’s Bridge?

The legend tells that Guilhem would have thrown a bone on the other side of the bridge to run his dog there. Angry at being tricked, the Devil wanted to destroy the bridge. The structure being as solid as possible, the operation was vain. Satan would then have thrown himself into the water by digging the black abyss.

What type of bridge is Devil’s Bridge?

Devil’s Bridge (Saint-Jean-de-Fos)

Geography
crossesHerault
Technical characteristics
Kindwith vaults
Length65m

How high is the Devil’s Bridge?

Every summer, many young thrill-seekers meet at the Devil’s Bridge, in the Hérault, to dive into the river. The jump from the top of the footbridge, measuring 18 meters in heightis strictly prohibited but challenges launched on social networks attract more and more.

Where was the movie The Devil’s Bridge shot?

Turned I’summer last in the Hérault Valley, “The devil’s bridgeis a detective film by Sylvie Ayme that we can see this Saturday, January 26, at 9 p.m. It highlights the landscapes and heritage of Saint-Guilhem-de-Désert, the Hérault river but also Gignac or Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois.

Where was the Devil’s Bridge film shot?

Turned I’summer last in the Hérault Valley, “The devil’s bridgeis a movie policeman by Sylvie Ayme who can be seen this Saturday, January 26, at 9 p.m. It highlights the landscapes and heritage of Saint-Guilhem-de-Désert, the Hérault river but also Gignac or Saint-Bauzille-de-Putois.

What are Devil’s Bridges?

The Devil’s Bridges are numerous enough for the legends relating to them to form a separate category of the Aarne-Thompson classification (number 1191). In one version of the legend, a character makes a pact with the Devil in order to build a bridge that he cannot achieve alone.

Why is the Devil’s Bridge a historical monument?

The Devil’s Bridge has been registered and protected as a historical monument since . In 1998, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List (868-033) as part of the roads to Santiago de Compostela in France.

When is the best time to visit Devil’s Bridge?

The Devil’s Bridge can be visited all year round. However, it is recommended to check the weather before going there. Summer is logically the best time to visit the Devil’s Bridge. Between June and the beginning of September, the maximum average temperature varies between 26°C and 29°C. Summer is therefore ideal for swimming.

How did the devil destroy the stones of the bridge?

Saint-Guilhem, the monk of Gellone, would have surprised the Devil trying to destroy the first stones of the bridge. Rather than fight a duel with Saint-Guilhem, Satan would have offered to build the strongest of bridges in three days. In exchange, he was to take the life of the first man to walk across the bridge.