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A Visit to Historic Pont du Gard

Contributor blog post by Michel:

With daughter Tricia and family visiting, we planned activities that would interest grandchildren Avery and Caedon and frankly use up their seemingly boundless energy including hiking and swimming as often as we could. We figured a visit to Pont du Gard would be perfect.

Our favorite Roman ruin in the South is the Pont du Gard, the aqueduct bridge …Continue reading here for Michel’s post and photos from their day trip to the Pont du Gard.

This amazing three-story structure stands 50m high and straddles the Gardon River, it is was constructed with limestone blocks quarried nearby (click here for interesting construction details). The Pont du Gard was a key element in the Roman aqueduct system that transported water to the city of Nimes.

Here is what our contributors have to say about the Pont du Gard. There is a very informative museum and visitor’s centre, a couple of casual cafés, and in summer months it is a nice place for a swim.

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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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