A dive into history
With its impressive size, the Pont du Gard, inscribed on the World Heritage List since 1985, is the highest Roman bridge in the world.
The birdge, which spans the Gardon, is 48 meters high; it extends over a disctance over 272 meters but was originally 490 meters long.
It is the largest section of a 50 Km aqueduct built by the Romans to carry water from Uzès valley, to the ancient city of Nîmes.
To fully appreciate the richness of this historic site and the true majesty of this monument, evidence of the brilliance of an entire civilization, opt for a guided tour where you'll get the chance to visit the bridge, and even see inside the ancient canalization channel on the 3rd tier of the aqueduct.
In a small group, led by your guide, you'll journey back in time to learn about the process involved in designing and constructing this structure, built nearly 2,000 years ago.
An exceptional, natural site
The Pont du Gard, nestled in the heart of a 165-hectare natural site, lies in an outstanding natural environment!
The Pont du Gard aqueduct, which is best known for its extraordinary scale, is alos renowned for the beauty and diversity of its natural setting. The site, which is located at the entrance to the Gorges du Gardon, in a unique mineral landscape, boasts a distinctive atmosphere.
An encounter with nature...
Follow the "Memories of the Garrigue", a 1.4 Km developed trail, and marvel at the splendour of the Mediterranean landscape. During the course of your walk, you'll discover olive trees, truffle-producing oaks, dry stone walls, bories, vines and other plants, typical of the scrubland; a "designer" landscape that will satisfy your poetic soul. The panoramic viewpoint and orientation table will help you locate your position, in reltaion to the Gardon and the Roman aqueduct. This lovely walking area is a haven of peace and tranquility, offering a quintessential taste of the South!
Traces of the aqueduct...
Visitors to the site will also be able to spot traces of the Roman aqueduct that once linked the town of Uzès to Nîmes. A walking trail, extending over a distance of 3.5 Km, traces the entire remains of the aqueduct. Looped walks, of progressive levels of difficulty, mean that everyone can find a levet to suit them.