Looking like a giant floating yacht from a distance, Viaduc de Millau belongs to the list of top ten architectural wonders of the modern age. With its 1126 feet, Viaduc de Millau is the third tallest bridge in the entire world and definitely the most scenic in France.
The joined forces of the French engineer Michel Virlogeux and the English architect Lord Norman Foster, designed this spectacular bridge over Tarn valley, making sure that the steel constructions don't interrupt the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Resting on only seven pillars, this bridge looks like the floating ship that Peter Pan sails away on, in the last scene of Disney's movie.
Spectacular to observe, take pictures of, and, of course, to drive on, Viaduc de Millau links Clermont-Ferrand with Béziers and Narbonne, on A75 motorway, the least crowded way to get from Paris to the Mediterranean.
Tarn Valley rests peacefully under this spectacular bridge, and it is surely a place that you should visit if you want to explore this quintessential part of France. Relatively near the valley, there is a charming village called Peyre, a hotspot for people with a unique travel taste and a radar for hidden gems.
Also, you can stop by at Millau, the outdoor activity center in the area, and explore your adventurous spirit.
Viaduc de Millau is a complex and flawless example of the human ability to create perfection out of steel, without disturbing the natural flow of the landscape.
Whether you are into architectural wonders or not, this bridge is worth visiting and making some great pictures.
Pristine sandy beaches may seem like the only perfect getaway spot for many of you, but after seeing this tremendous structure, your travel priorities will change forever.
Whenever you visit France, make sure you drive your way through the splendid Viaduc de Millau!
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