Pont du Gard
400 Route du Pont du Gard, 30210 Vers-Pont-du-Gard, France
About Pont du Gard
The Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct in Southern France. It is in the Gard département, in the area of the commune of Vers-Pont-du-Gard. The name should mean "Bridge over the Gard". The aqueduct supplied the city of Nîmes with water. It has a length of nearly 50 kilometers. The bridge is 49 meters high and has bows on three levels. It was probably built in the 1st century. In 1985, the Pont du Gard was classified a World Heritage Site.
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