Pont du Gard
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Ancient Roman aqueduct bridge
This amazing ancient Roman aqueduct highlights the brilliance of the Roman engineers.
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Swimming Under An Ancient Viaduct
If you like historical structures or great engineering feats, the Pont du Gard is a must see. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this ancient viaduct is in excellent condition. The site is set up like a park and visitors can walk over, or swim under it. There is a small museum and the type of place where you can spend 30 minutes or a few hours. The size of the structure and it's history was truly awe-inspiring. This ancient Roman viaduct was constructed somewhere between 40-60 AD and is apart of the Nîmes aqueduct system. We were on a road trip through southern France and this was definitely a highlight to our trip. Very easy to park your car, walk around, learn about the history and take some photos.
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Le Pont du Gard by kayak
Le Pont du Gard is an amazing feat of Roman engineering to see from either shore of the Gardon River, but it is a breathtaking vantage point to see it as you round the river bend in a kayak. On a hot, summer day, paddling down the river and under the great aqueduct is very refreshing! It's also a very fun activity for families with kids of all ages.
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