Pont du Gard

The Pont du Gard is an ancient aqueduct, a remarkable Romans work that crosses the Gard.

The construction of the aqueduct by the Romans was back to the 1st century BC. The bridge has three rows of arches and stands at 48.8 meters above the water. This impressive structure was used to provide about 200 million liters of water per day to feed the fountains, public baths and houses in the town of Nimes.

During the medieval period, survival was mainly due to its use as a toll bridge. This is the 18th century, the tourist to the Pont du Gard started to increase. Subsequently, in 1985, he entered the World Heritage of UNESCO. Finally, in 2000, the bridge underwent a major renovation and saw the opening of a new visitor center, the traffic was stoped and new buildings were built nearby.

Since, it is possible to visit a museum dedicated to the bridge and Romans. Many events are held. Each year, it welcomes about 1.5 million visitors.


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