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Pont du Gard

  • 400 Route du Pont du Gard Map It
  • Vers-Pont-du-Gard
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/16/2013

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The ancient Roman aqueduct is shockingly noble in its symmetry, the rhythmic repetition of arches resonant with strength, testimony to an engineering concept that was relatively new in the 1st century AD, when the structure was built under Emperor Claudius. And, unsullied by tourists and by the vendors of postcards and Popsicles that dominate the site later in the day, the nature is just as resonant, with the river flowing through its rocky gorge unperturbed by the work of master engineering that straddles it.

You can approach the aqueduct from either side of the Gardon River. If you choose the south side (Rive Droite), the walk to the pont (bridge) is shorter and the views arguably better. Note there have been reports of break-ins in the parking area, so get a spot close to the booth. Although access to the spectacular walkway along the top of the aqueduct is now off-limits, the sight of the bridge is still a breathtaking experience.

Espaces Culturels. At the

Espaces Culturels, a museum and themed cinema detail the history of the aqueduct; in addition, there is a hands-on children's area and an interactive exhibition about life in Roman times that covers topics such as archaeology, nature, and water. Pont du Gard, 84230. 04–66–37–50–99. Included with entry to Pont du Gard. Mar.–May and Oct., daily 9–6; June and Sept., daily 9–7; July–Aug., daily 9–8; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–5.

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400 Route du Pont du Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard, 84230, France

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Sight Details:

  • €18 for up to 5 people, including parking
  • Mar.–May and Oct., daily 9–6; June and Sept., daily 9–7; July and Aug., daily 9–8; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–5

Updated 12/16/2013


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