A visit with friends to the amazing Roman Pont du Gard
Contributor blog post by Michel:
Our favorite Roman ruin in the South of France is the Pont du Gard, the aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River in the Gard Department of Languedoc-Roussillon about 60 km (37 miles) from our home in Sablet, between Remoulins and Uzès.
The Pont du Gard is part of the 50 km (31 mile) Nîmes aqueduct constructed by the Romans in the 1st century between 41 and 54 AD to bring fresh water from a spring near Uzès, the Fontaine d’Eure, to the Roman city of Nîmes where it was distributed to fountains, baths and private homes around the city.
When we go, we park in the lot on the Rive Gauche – Left Bank which is the main entry and parking lot.
…Continue reading here to see Michel’s photos from their visit to this incredible structure that was built by the Romans and remains standing today. Michel writes about the design and engineering specifics of the Pont du Gard, built over an estimated 15-year span by hundreds of workers.
Via:: Our House in Provence