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.
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.
Via:: Our House in Provence