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Pont du Gard

La Begude | 400 route du Pont du Gard, 30210 Vers-Pont-du-Gard Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France
+33 4 66 37 50 99
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Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Bridges
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: This ancient Roman aqueduct still stands over the Gard River, as it has for over 2,000 years.
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A friend and I visited the Pont du Gard in September 2014 in the company of an American couple who had specifically asked to visit this ancient monument. I was a little worried about some of the reviews on here about tcharges and did some research with local French friends who told me that it is possible to park on... More

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Millau, France
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Went to see Pont du Gard in Southern France; a 2000 year old Roman aquaduct, which is a masterpiece of engineering. However was somewhat vexed by the entry fees which to us seemed most unreasonable. The fee does cover the bridge and there is an excellent museum but I would strongly suggest you check the website first as individuals and... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Pont du Gard was not just a bridge, even though it is spectacular as a bridge. It was also a phenomenal water delivery aqueduct. It's about 25 km outside Avignon but well worth visiting. It bestrides the River Gardon which is a major bathing attraction in itself, even when its water levels are low. The whole area around the bridge... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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90 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Worth a vist. bit of a walk in the heat. Would have been perfect if the waters were clean enough for a swim. The entrance fee of $18 per car, should be used to keep river clean for swimming. Still a nice historic site to visit.

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London, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This slice of history is so well-preserved, you can clearly appreciate what a feat it would have been to construct so many years ago, as well as the intelligence in the design and construction . Worth taking the drive to see it,

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited on what was a dull day but the view of this stunning piece of history more than made up for it. The site is well set up, good cafés some shops museum and a really pleasant walk to see the bridge. Take the effort to walk up the steps to the panoramic view, it is worth it. Slight... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited Provence this September 2014, this Aquaduct is well worth a visit, it's stunning it's The highest in the world, very well,preserved and stunning from the other side to, with the sun shining through the arches, below is clear water running where one could sit and have a wonderful picnic watching the water run by, canoeists also enjoying the... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We visited on a very hot and humid August day. It was easy to find by car, although we ended up on the opposite side of the river to the one we expected. No matter. Information in English about what to pay, when and what was included was non-existent. Indeed it seemed vague in French too. Some were queueing at... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

An amazing piece of engineering, which is extremely well preserved. The access is easy and well indicated. There are several paths that allow different views over the bridge (the ones you find on post cards...) There is the choice of parking on either the left or right bank. If you parked on the right bank, make your way to the... More

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Imagine you are a Roman in 1st century Gaul. You live in Nimes and need a constant supply of fresh water. So what do you do? Build a water supply 31 miles long from Uzes. The snag comes when you want to cross the river Gardon. Hence a structure 160 feet high with three stories to carry 44 million gallons... More

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