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Roman bridge

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© Roman bridge - OT Combrailles
  • © Roman bridge - OT Combrailles
  • © Roman bridge - OT Combrailles

Magnificent medieval donkey back bridge with four broken arches which spans the Sioule. The work is solid thanks to the glacis in spurs (points) which consolidate the piers, in order to resist the strong floods.


One span was swept away by a flood in the 18th century, and rebuilt identically in 1930, following the classification of the bridge on the list of Historic Monuments in 1918. We do not know the date of construction of this work, the first mentions are made in 1344 on the occasion of a lawsuit between the abbots of Menat (left bank of the Sioule) and the lords of Blot (right bank) about the fishing rights around the bridge.

To be discovered in the tourist offices of Les Combrailles: Heritage sheet n°2 Menat - Saint-Ménélée Abbey and Romanesque bridge.


Free access.

Période d'ouverture

All year round, daily.

Langues parlées

  • French



Animaux acceptés : Oui

Roman bridge
  • Roman
  • 13th C
  • Classified
Pont de Menat 63560 Menat