Where is Pont du Gard?
Pont du Gard is located in the south of France. It is located in the north of Nimes Province. It is 14,1 km far from Uzes Province, 22,6 km far from Nimes Province and 30 km far from Avignon Province. The Pont du Gard is a 2000 year-old aqueduct and a bridge from Roman period. Approximately, it was built in 1st century A.D. Romans supplied both water demand of Nimes and they reinforced its power and authority in the region owing to such a big project.
The characteristics of Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard forms an important part of the way of about 50 km carrying water from Gordon River to Nimes. The height of the bridge from the ground is 49 meters and its length is approximately 275 meters.
It was not used any mortar, adhesive etc. while it was being built. The stones were built by stacking with special techniques one on the top of the other.
Pont du Gard was added into World Heritage List by Unesco in 1985.
Entrance to Pont du Gard is paid. It is visited by about 1.5 millon tourists every year.
Sightseeings round Pont du Gard
Cevennes Natural Park
Maison Carrée (Square House) Temple in Nimes
Arena of Nimes
Camargue Natural Park, famous for its flamingos, horses and lagoon, is 50 km far from Pont du Gard.
It is 25 km far from Pont Saint-Bénézet in Avignon.
It is 70 km far from Chauvet Cave.
Pont du Gard is also close to Gordes Lavender Fields.
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