40 centuries of history
Archeological studies have unearthed evidence of early human occupation on the Pont du Gard site. Discover one of France’s greatest archaeological sites.
A true masterpiece of ancient architecture, the Pont du Gard aqueduct is one of the most beautiful Roman constructions in the region. Discover more about this startling monument as you follow the course of its history through the ages.
The result of outstanding architectural design, the Pont du Gard is one of the world’s best-preserved examples of Roman ingenuity. Its chequered history has also inspired numerous artists.
After Pont du Gard was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1985 the authorities of the département du Gard (Conseil Général du Gard) expected the amount of visitors to raise significantly. Therefore to protect the Gard’s most visited cultural site they developed an extensive conservation and site management plan