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Vers-Pont-du-Gard

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard

Vers-Pont-du-Gard - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gard
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Small village of Gard, Vers-Pont-du-Gard is crossed by the Gardon and is located in the triangle Avignon-Nîmes-Uzès where is located the famous bridge of Gard. Its name, the commune, draws it from a corner stone called "Stone of Vers" and used in the aqueduct built by the Romans in the 1st century and crossing the village. Moreover, a stone quarry is still visible today. In the eleventh century, the village took another face with the construction of a castle and the houses nestled around it and the church. The aqueduct had disappeared. Later in history, the town moved towards the weaving of silk and made it its main activity.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVers-Pont-du-Gard
Postcode30210
Tourism label
Latitude43.9670879 (N 43° 58’ 2”)
Longitude4.5240500 (E 4° 31’ 27”)
AltitudeFrom 15m to 192m
Surface area19.14 km²
Population1832 inhabitants
Density95 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNîmes (33 km, 34 min)
Insee code30346
IntercommunalityCC du Pont du Gard
DepartmentGard
TerritoryLanguedoc-Roussillon
RegionOccitanie

Nearest cities & towns

Argilliers3 km (5 min)
Castillon-du-Gard3.2 km (6 min)
Remoulins5.5 km (8 min)
Collias6.5 km (10 min)
Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard7.3 km (11 min)
Saint-Maximin7.7 km (10 min)
Saint-Hilaire-d'Ozilhan7.8 km (11 min)
Valliguières8.4 km (13 min)
Fournès9.7 km (14 min)
Sernhac9.9 km (15 min)
Sanilhac-Sagriès11.3 km (17 min)
Lédenon11.5 km (16 min)
Saint-Siffret11.5 km (15 min)
Pouzilhac12.1 km (16 min)
Uzès12.2 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

A marvel of Antiquity, a grandiose building erected in the 1st century, the Pont du Gard, set in a superb setting, deserves almost a halt in Provence.

It is therefore a town full of history that surrenders to you. The famous Pont du Gard is undoubtedly the most awaited monument and acclaimed by the visitors. Indeed, this imposing building, bridge-aqueduct, is composed of no less than three levels. You will not be able to see the eight quarries used for the construction of this monument and the Roman roads leading to it. The memory of the weaving of silk passes by visiting the three washhouses then dedicated to this work at the time: the Grand-Font dating from 1882, Font d'Izière and Misserand as well as the Fountain of the Frogs. Other vestiges of the past to visit absolutely, the castle of Saint-Privat, the chapel and its gardens. Nestled along the Gardon, it can be visited by appointment. The chapel of Saint-Pierre will also retain your attention. The heart of the village, planted with old stones, is worth the detour and will not fail to charm you.

Nature is also a huge playground in which you can express yourself totally. Hiking and mountain biking are on the program of your stay. Many circuits are at your disposal, including the trails of the Pierre du Pont du Gard, in order to discover the fauna and the surrounding flora. You will not fail to notice along the roads, round constructions forming small shelters. These are the capitals. Always continuing your walk, you will see the "planted stone", a menhir adorned with a sun. The road will lead you to the "step of faraoun" where according to legend, the horse of Pharaoh visiting the region, would have left its mark. A little further on, the statue of Notre-Dame du Gardon stands on the hill overlooking Vers and Castillon.

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

The market for fresh products is held every Saturday morning in the Place de la Fontaine. It is the opportunity to discover the local products, but also to immerse in the warm and friendly atmosphere of the village by meeting the locals, always present on the market. You will find everything you need to fill your basket and prepare delicious meals.

Photos

Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard
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The bridge seen between vegetation (© JE)
The bridge seen between vegetation (© JE)
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Floor Pont du Gard (© JE)
Floor Pont du Gard (© JE)
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The Pont du Gard, a marvel of antiquity
The Pont du Gard, a marvel of antiquity
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The aqueduct of Pont du Gard (© JE)
The aqueduct of Pont du Gard (© JE)
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Bridge viewed from upstream (© JE)
Bridge viewed from upstream (© JE)
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the Roman bridge (© JE)
the Roman bridge (© JE)
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Evening fireflies at Pont du Gard
Evening fireflies at Pont du Gard
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the Roman bridge (© JE)
the Roman bridge (© JE)
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the Pont du Gard
the Pont du Gard
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the Roman bridge (© JE)
the Roman bridge (© JE)
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the view upstream side of the bridge (© JE)
the view upstream side of the bridge (© JE)
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Weather

Saturday 23 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 27°C
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Sunday 24 september
Min. 14°C - Max. 29°C
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Monday 25 september
Min. 13°C - Max. 27°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Village des Enfants to Montagnac.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoeing in the Gardon Gorges
Sports sensations12 € to 23 € Collias (4 km)
Relax at a private Spa with garden and pool
Well-being110 € to 450 € Uzès (8.4 km)
Guided tour by electric bike
Entertainment28 € to 179 € Avignon (23 km)
Private Guided Walking Tour of Avignon – 3 hours
Culture and education52 € Avignon (23 km)
Private Guided Walking Tour of Avignon – 4 hours
Culture and education61 € Avignon (23 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Hermitage
HikeEasy3h00Collias (3.8 km)
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy2h30Barjac (41 km)
Fountains of Pernes
Village visitEasy2h00Pernes-les-Fontaines (43 km)
From the Spring to the Venice of Provence
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (43 km)
Dentelles de Montmirail Massif
HikeEasy2h00Gigondas (45 km)

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