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    Pont du Gard

    The Largest Roman Aqueduct

    The Pont du Gard is a majestic aqueduct built between 40 and 60 A.D. The visible part of this Roman aqueduct supplied the city of Nîmes with water for six centuries. Built with limestone from the surrounding country, the Pont du Gard crosses the Gardon over a distance of 360 meters.

    The bridge is made up of three levels: the bottom level features six large arches, the second is built of eleven medium-sized arches and the top has 35 smaller arches.

    The Pont du Gard rises to 48 meters and is the largest known bridge-aqueduct of Roman times. In 1985, it was classed as a World Heritage site.

     

    Schedules and prices

    From Saturday 1 March to Saturday 31 May 2014 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 18:00
    From Sunday 1 to Monday 30 June 2014 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 19:00
    From Tuesday 1 July to Sunday 31 August 2014 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 20:00
    From Monday 1 to Tuesday 30 September 2014 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 19:00
    From Wednesday 1 to Friday 31 October 2014 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 18:00
    From Saturday 1 November to Wednesday 31 December 2014 :
        Every day, from 09:00 to 17:00

    Admission prices :
        18 €

     

 
 
    tagged as : Culture & Heritage, Languedoc-Roussillon, UNESCO, Archaeological Site/Museum