The Viaduc of Millau

The Millau Viaduct: A Masterpiece of Engineering

Introduction to the Millau Viaduct

The Millau Viaduct, located near Rodez in Aveyron, is a marvel of modern engineering. After 14 years of studies and 3 years of construction, this last section of the A75 motorway was opened in 2004. Costing 400 million euros and guaranteed for 120 years, the viaduct is an impressive testimony to human and architectural prowess.

Features and Records

With a height of 343 meters, a length of 2,460 meters, and weighing 36,000 tons, the Millau Viaduct holds several records. Its tallest pillar measures 245 meters, even surpassing the Eiffel Tower. This steel and concrete giant, suspended by cables from pylons, is not only a technical feat but also a work of art that harmoniously integrates into the natural landscape of Aveyron.

Visit and Exploration

A visit to the Viaduct Expo offers an immersive experience into the world of the viaduct, with interactive spaces and a guided tour on the Explorers’ Trail. This former construction track allows visitors to discover the stages of construction and the technologies used. The Millau Viaduct is not just a passage point but a tourist destination in its own right, offering spectacular views of the Tarn valley and a unique perspective on this architectural feat.

Practical Information

The guided tour of the viaduct lasts about 45 minutes, but it is recommended to plan 2 hours on site to fully enjoy the experience. The guided tour prices are affordable, with reduced rates for children and family tickets. The best time to visit the viaduct is from April to October.

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