Pont du Diable (Villemagne-l'Argentière)

The Pont du Diable de Villemagne-l'Argentière is a romanesque bridge in Villemagne-l'Argentière, in the Hérault department in France. It crosses the river Mare.[1] It is built at a slope due to the different levels of the banks of the Mare.

Pont du Diable
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Le Pont du Diable de Villemagne-l'Argentière (The Devil's bridge of Villemagne-l'Argentière)
Coordinates43°37′30″N 3°07′00″E / 43.62500°N 3.11667°E / 43.62500; 3.11667Coordinates: 43°37′30″N 3°07′00″E / 43.62500°N 3.11667°E / 43.62500; 3.11667
LocaleVillemagne-l'Argentière, Hérault, Occitanie, France
Designstone arch bridge
Total length45 metres (148 ft)
Width2 metres (6 ft 7 in)
Height16 metres (52 ft)
Construction endEnd of 18th Century
Road bed


The bridge dates from the 13th century.[1] It was built to allow the shipping of coal and lignite from Graissessac to the royal glassworks at Hérépian.[2]


The bridge was protected as a historic monument on the 27 May 1936.[3] It is the property of the commune.[3]

La Mare


  1. ^ a b "Pont du Diable (Villemagne-l'Argentière) - Structurae". Structurae.net. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Monuments Villemagne l'Argentière Hérault". Villemagne-largentiere.fr. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b Base Mérimée: Pont du Diable, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)