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The Millau Viaduct is the highest road bridge in Europe. It spans the river Tarn valley near Millau in southern France.

Millau-ViaductThe Millau Viaduct (click for larger image)

One of the most often used routes from the north to the south of France means crossing the Millau Viaduct. The viaduct is part of the A75-A71 autoroute from Paris to Montpellier and the bridge spans the valley of the River Tarn.

Designed by English architect Norman Foster, in collaboration with French bridge engineer Michel Virlogeux, it is the tallest traffic bridge in the world and cost around €400 million to build. It was formally dedicated on 14 December 2004.

Although a visit to the viaduct is worth the trip alone you can also take in the famous cheese-making village of Roquefort nearby with visits most days to the cheese caves and the opportunity to taste and buy.