The Roman Bridge of Barbaste

 

This a bridge constructed between Barbaste and Nerac, near Lavardac in Lot-et-Garonne, next to the Mill of Henry IV.

 

  It was built in the 13th century and this bridge, together with the fortified mill next to it, will immerse you in the medieval times.

 The Pont Roman de Barbaste has been fully equipped for defence and some remnants of its artillery are still present to date.

 It was initially owned by the family of Albret, the young Henry Navarre and would-be Henry IV.

The structure was ravished by a great fire in 1937, though, and was completely rebuilt after.

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