Marked trails around the Pont du Gard allow you to discover them. A marvel of Antiquity and a true technical feat, it is also a stupendous site that has regained its unspoiled state since its refurbishment.
At the the foot of the Mount Cavalier, the Nemausus fountain no longer sufficed in providing the city with its daily needs in drinking water, let alone in supplying the baths, fountains and many gardens. The aqueduct in itself is a masterpiece of engineering, testifying to the extraordinary mastery shown by the ancient builders: The aqueduct in its entirety counts several hundred meters of tunnels, three basins and some twenty bridges, of which the Pont du Gard remains the most spectacular.
The aqueduct wound through the scrubland for nearly 50 kilometres, bypassing hills, or passing through them in underground channels, and crossing valleys by way of elevated structures. The main work lasted between 10 and 15 years, under the reigns of Claudius and Nero, with the Pont du Gard taking less than five years.
The operation Grand Site, started ingave it back its original setting, without any traffic or the constructions that had proliferated in the surrounding areas.
The construction of the Pont du Gard required 21,m3 of stones, limestone rocks extracted from the Roman quarries near the ancient site. A public utilities project, the Pont du Gard was also a work of prestige meant to show the superiority of Roman urban civilisation, at its height of power and prosperity at the time.
Its upper part reaches a length of metres originally metres when there were twelve extra arches.
The admissions ticket to the site also allows entry to the facilities situated on the two banks of the Gardon: Many vestiges of the aqueduct remain in the surrounding countryside. It served as an aqueduct until the 6th century before becoming a tollgate in the Middle Ages and finally a road bridge from the 18th to 20th century.
Along the way, the Gardon River proved to be a difficult obstacle, overcome by the construction of the Pont du Gard.Vers-Pont-du-Gard, anciennement Vers, est une commune française située dans le département du Gard en région Occitanie.
Elle est jumelée avec la commune suisse de Palézieux et la commune italienne de Santa Vittoria d'Alba. Bridges. Aqueduct (bridge), a bridge to convey water over an obstacle, such as a ravine or valley Navigable aqueduct, or water bridge, a structure to carry navigable waterway canals over other rivers, valleys, railways or roads; Water supply systems.
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Le pont du Gard semble défier les lois de la pesanteur par ses dimensions. Pourtant, ce pont situé sur la commune de Remoulins, dans le Gard, possède une rare élégance. The Pont du Gard is near Nîmes, Uzés and Avignon, in the heart of a region with a rich historical heritage.
The most visited ancient monument in France, listed a world heritage site by Unesco, the Pont du Gard aqueduct remains one of humankind's great masterpieces.
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La Maison Familiale Rurale du Pont du Gard est une association de familles loi gérant à la fois un établissement d'enseignement agricole privé à rythme approprié sous contrat avec le ministère de l'agriculture, une antenne CFA conventionnée par le Conseil Régional Languedoc-Roussillon, un organisme de formation continue et une école technique privée.Download