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AQUEDUCT, PONT DU GARD. FRANCE

Southern France

PONT DU  GARD.   Over the  river  Gardon.

PONT DU GARD. Over the river Gardon.

The aqueduct Pont du Gard is near the town Vers -Pont-Du-Gard in Southern France. The city of
Nimes is 23 km away. Built in the first century AD , by the Romans, to carry water from the
mountain springs, the 50km to the town of Nimes. The design is called Arch Bridge and is 48.8m [160 ft[ high and 6.4m [21ft] wide. It
crosses the River Gardon. It is the tallest Roman Aqueduct in Europe. It was made a UNESCO
Heritage site in 1985. There is a museum. Also close by are ancient Grottos. There is a
admission charge to the Pont Du Gard site. I took a public bus from Nimes, taking about one hour.There is
access for cars. ---FRANCE,   PONT DU  GARD.   Approaching the  Aqueduct.

FRANCE, PONT DU GARD. Approaching the Aqueduct.

FRANCE.  PONT DU  GARD  AQUEDUCT. near the town of Vers-Pont-Du Gard.

FRANCE. PONT DU GARD AQUEDUCT. near the town of Vers-Pont-Du Gard.

PONT  DU  GARD.  Height  48.8 m  [160 ft

PONT DU GARD. Height 48.8 m [160 ft

.. Design is called a Arch Bridge.]PONT DU  GARD.  Built in the  First  Century, to  carry  water to Nimes.

PONT DU GARD. Built in the First Century, to carry water to Nimes.

The River  Gardon from  roadway on Aqueduct.

The River Gardon from roadway on Aqueduct.

Steps up to  top of the  Aqueduct.

Steps up to top of the Aqueduct.

PONT  DU  GARD  AQUEDUCT,  Southern France.

PONT DU GARD AQUEDUCT, Southern France.

PONT DU  GARD  AQUEDUCT.  On top,  the water way.

PONT DU GARD AQUEDUCT. On top, the water way.

PONT  DU  GARD At the  top.

PONT DU GARD At the top.

PONT  DU  GARD  AQUEDUCT.   Admission  charge  to  site.

PONT DU GARD AQUEDUCT. Admission charge to site.

PONT DU  GARD ,  ROMAN   AQUEDUCT .  Tallest in  Europe. 48.8m  [160 ft

PONT DU GARD , ROMAN AQUEDUCT . Tallest in Europe. 48.8m [160 ft

tall .,, 50km [31 miles] long. Crosses the river Gardon]PONT DU  GARD.  UNESCO  Heritage  Site,  added in 1985.

PONT DU GARD. UNESCO Heritage Site, added in 1985.

PONT DU  GARD,  AQUEDUCT.  The bottom  bridge,,  tourists can be  seen  walking.

PONT DU GARD, AQUEDUCT. The bottom bridge,, tourists can be seen walking.

PONT DU  GARD.   France.

PONT DU GARD. France.

PONT DU GARD... River Gardon.

PONT DU GARD... River Gardon.

PONT DU  GARD..   Grotto.

PONT DU GARD.. Grotto.

PONT DU GARD>    Salpetriere  Grotto  from  before  BC.

PONT DU GARD> Salpetriere Grotto from before BC.

In the  Roman  Museum.

In the Roman Museum.

Replica of  Roman  Toilet  in the  Museum.

Replica of Roman Toilet in the Museum.

-------- NIMES in Southern France is
capital of the Gard Department. Access by train ,bus, or car. The Roman Amphitheatre is in the
centre of the city, along with the Cathedral, St Baudile church, roman temple, and the Palace
of Justice.NIMES  FRANCE      Roman  arena.

NIMES FRANCE Roman arena.

NIMES  FRANCE.    NIMES  CATHEDRAL dedicated to the  Virgin  Mary.

NIMES FRANCE. NIMES CATHEDRAL dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

NIMES  FRANCE.

NIMES FRANCE.

NIMES  FRANCE.    St. Baudile  Church in Place  Gabriel  Peri.

NIMES FRANCE. St. Baudile Church in Place Gabriel Peri.

Pont du Gard ,structure over 2 thousand years old.

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