Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)

Brief description

The Pont du Gard was built shortly before the Christian era to allow the aqueduct of Nîmes (which is almost 50 km long) to cross the Gard river. The Roman architects and hydraulic engineers who designed this bridge, which stands almost 50 m high and is on three levels – the longest measuring 275 m – created a technical as well as an artistic masterpiece.

Unesco WHS list ref:  344

We visited this French site many years ago during a family holiday. I remember it was in the days when people were allowed to venture out onto the narrow top section – but we didn’t!

From my collection


Cards to swap

I do have cards available to swap from this site – scans will be added soon.


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