Legend has it that the exact date of the construction of the Devil’s Bridge is unknown, but the legend tells the tale of the devil himself seizing the bridge below the village of Thueyts to exert his influence. His tempting influence was so strong that it led young men and maidens to be tempted to cross the bridge to satisfy their hidden desires.
Unfortunately, when the unfortunate souls decided to cross the bridge, they slipped into the abyss, offering their souls to the devil upon their demise. It is said in stories that if you lean a bit too much from the top of the bridge, you can still hear the lamenting cries of the damned who perished in the valley to this day. A legend as dark as the beauty of the place.
Highlight: It’s impossible to talk about the Devil’s Bridge without mentioning the picturesque village of Thueyts: its unique stone alleys, fountains, Renaissance houses, and frescoes depicting the markets of yesteryear – cherry markets and markets for silk worm cocoons. A must-visit in addition to your trip to the Devil’s Bridge, of course!