Pont du Gard

Something that amazed me was the genius of ancient architects who managed to have water flowing downhill for 50km and only have a drop of 5 meters in that distance. This is a magnificent structure that looks awesome on a blue sky day – great for photographs.

To have that ‘wow’ experience, contact Lyn at 03 5967 1858 for help in booking a visit, and your whole European holiday, to Pont du Gard.

Something that amazed me at Pont du Gard was the genius of ancient architects who managed to have water flowing downhill for 50km and only have a drop of 5 meters in that distance. This is a magnificent structure that looks awesome on a blue sky day – great for photographs.

To have that ‘wow’ experience, contact Lyn at 03 5967 1858 for help in booking a visit, and your whole European holiday, to Pont du Gard.

“The Pont du Gard (English: Bridge of the Gard) is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River[4] in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard département of southern France. It is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, a 50 km-long (31 mi) structure built by the Romans to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nîmes). Because the terrain between the two points is hilly, the aqueduct – built mostly underground – took a long, winding route that crossed the gorge of the Gardon, requiring the construction of an aqueduct bridge. Built in the 1st century AD, the Pont du Gard is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges and is the best preserved after the Aqueduct of Segovia. It was added to UNESCO‘s list of World Heritage Sites in 1985 because of its historical importance.”

 

Author: Colin Spain

The Official Blogger for Grey Nomads Travel and Cruise Group Tours

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