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The Pont Valentré (Occitan: Pont de Balandras; English: Valentré Bridge) is a fourteenth century six-span fortified stone arch bridge crossing the Lot River to the west of Cahors, in France. It has become a symbol of the city.
After the decision was made to build it on 30 April 1306, construction began on 17 June 1308. It was built between 1308 and 1378 with six Gothic arches and three square towers. It opened for use in 1350. Originally fortified at both ends, the western one has not survived.
A major restoration was performed from 1867 to 1879 by Paul Gout.
The bridge was featured in a 2009 episode of Food Network Challenge where pastry chefs had to build bridges made out of cereal.