The bridge of Gard

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20 June 2024  |  Tourism, Holidays

Let's discover the Pont du Gard, Ancient Jewel

The Pont du Gard is one of the most impressive and best preserved Roman monuments in France. Located in Occitania, near Nimes and Uzès, the Pont du Gard attracts thousands of visitors every year. Immerse yourself with us in the fascinating history and natural beauty of this iconic site.

History and architecture of the Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard was part of a 50-kilometre-long aqueduct that transported water from Uzès to Nîmes.

With its 49 metres high, it is the highest Roman water bridge in the world. Composed of three levels of superimposed arches, it testifies to the technical genius and ingenuity of Roman engineers.

The stones used for its construction were extracted from local quarries, and the bridge was assembled without mortar, thanks to a precise adjustment of the stone blocks. The elegant arches and imposing dimensions of the Pont du Gard make it a true work of art.

Visit the bridge in different ways

The Pont du Gard site is easily accessible by car, with car parks available nearby. Once there, several activities and discoveries await you:

Walk on the bridge: you can go to the bridge and admire the view of the Gardon River and the surrounding countryside.

Canoe excursion: for the most sporty, you can enjoy a water trip aboard a canoe and discover the surrounding landscapes.

Musée du Pont du Gard: Located nearby, this interactive museum traces the history of the Roman aqueduct and immerses you in ancient times with models, films and exhibitions.

Events and activities at the Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard offers various events throughout the year, such as nightly sound and light shows in summer, music festivals and craft markets, offering visitors an immersion in local culture.

The Pont du Gard is more than just a vestige of the past. It is a place where history, nature and culture meet to offer an unforgettable experience to visitors of all ages. Whether you are passionate about history, a hiking lover or looking for a scenic getaway, the Pont du Gard promises you a fascinating journey through time.

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Amélie Roca

I am a Community Manager for Pure France as well as the host of Pure France TV, presenting high quality rental homes all over France.

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