A masterpiece of Antiquity and nowadays a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, the Pont du Gard bridge was built in the 1st century to channel water from the Eure springs near Uzès to Nîmes, and has stood the test of time remarkably well. This impressive Roman aqueduct bridge over the waters of the river Gardon has three storeys of arches and forms a magnificent symbiosis with its lush green setting. On the left bank of the Gardon stands a very interesting museum dedicated to water, Gallo-Roman civilisation and the famous work of art, to complete your visit.
Pont du Gard bridge
Discover the highest Roman bridge in the world ... One of the finest monuments in the Gard. This is the highest aqueduct built by the Romans in just 5 years! This building with impressive architecture, World Heritage by UNESCO in 1985, allowed the inhabitants of the city of Nîmes have running water for five centuries ago nearly 2000 years. His stature, its condition, its impressive arches of the Pont du Gard are the largest ancient bridge ever built (360 m long, 50 m high, on 3 levels). The giant stone is placed in lush greenery and freshness Grand Site of France in 2004, which contains pages of history dating back to prehistoric times.
Spaces culture and nature:
A multi-media museum, a trip to the ancient: Discover the Gallo-Roman civilization in a multi-media and interactive space: water in the ancient city, the construction of an aqueduct and the Pont du Gard through the centuries.
The children Ludo space learning fun: Sense of observation, reflection and imagination are the program: become greengrocer or school Gallo-Roman control water by building a hydraulic structure, become archeologist and explores Antiquity!
The Film, history Pont du Gard on the big screen: "A bridge crosses the time," this documentary invites viewers to travel from one period to another to discover the very long life of the monument company a singular guide Lili, a dragonfly created from images.
Temporary exhibitions at the crossroads of the arts: The Pont du Gard, cultural site and place of artistic and scientific expression, open all year for temporary exhibitions.
Memory Garrigue, an open-air exhibition: 15 hectares of garrigue landscape: stone dry capitelles, olive ... on a course-ride 1.4 kilometers.
Hiking, walks and relaxation areas, up to the great outdoors! You stroll and picnic at the water's edge. Marked trails are available along the remains of the Roman aqueduct and lookouts.