One of the archaeological treasures that France keeps is the Pont du Gard, an aqueduct of Roman origin that supplied the city ofNimes with water from Uzés Located in a privileged natural enclave, it has become a holiday destination for lovers of trekking and camping. Many people visit it every year and enjoy a swim in the transparent waters of the gardon river.
The famous bridge
France. The Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard It was built around the 1st century AD and is currently the highest and best preserved aqueduct next to the Aqueduct of Segovia. Over time, its main function was abandoned and later it was used as a bridge to cross the Gardon River. Perhaps this gave the French a lot to think about since they turned it into a business and began charging the vehicles and people who used it. A prelude to the roads of Toll :-D.
Since the vast majority enter by car, the cost does not become excessive, especially if we carry the vehicle full. Despite people who walk, they are charged the same and it is quite easy to skip control, especially at the southern entrance where a huge and crowded campsite is housed.
In the southern area there is a small restaurant and a souvenir shop, next to a cave carved into the rock. It is also the point where tourists sunbathe at the foot of the river and enjoy the beautiful night shows.
Pont du Gard
In the North entrance is the Roman Museum and a building that houses temporary exhibitions.
In short, it is paying to see a magnificent bridge that in Segovia We can enjoy it for free and in an incomparable environment. However, It is a must see.
Practical data of the Pont du Gard
When to go to the Pont du Gard?
The date really does not matter, except if you want to bathe in the river or rent some canoes. The important thing is to get up early and skip the crowd.
How to get to Pont du Gard?
Since Nimes It is just 30 minutes in the direction Orange and it is ideal to see everything together in just one day. Keep in mind that it opens from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
You can arrive by bus from Avignon or Alès with the line 15. From Nimes we must take the line B21.
Where to sleep by Pont du Gard?
Do not hesitate, use the camping Which is right at the entrance. It has all kinds of services such as restaurant, swimming pools, bungalows, activities on the river, ..., etc.
How much does the Pont du Gard cost?
The cost varies each year around 15€ if you go by car and 7€ walking. If you want to see some of the theater or circus performances that take place since spring, I recommend you book them in advance from their website.
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