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Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard (400 Route du Pont du Gard, 30210 Vers-Pont-du-Gard) — located in Vers-Pont-du-Gard (near Remoulins, in the Gard département in southern France) (90 minutes drive northwest of Marseilles), the Pont du Gard is a Roman monument built halfway through the 1st century AD. It is the principal construction in a 50 km long aqueduct that supplied the city of Nîmes, formerly known as Nemausus, with water. Built as a three-level aqueduct standing 50 m high, it allowed water to flow across the Gardon river. In addition, there is also a museum near the bridge that exhibits artifacts from the Roman era.

 

Admission: Up to five people with a vehicle can access the whole of the Pont du Gard site for only €18 . This includes: the Pont du Gard itself, the remains of the Roman aqueduct, the access to the cultural areas (Museum, Cinema, Ludo), the Mémoires de Garrigue outdoor trail, temporary exhibitions, free events, access to 7 km of well-maintained and signed paths, picnic areas and secure car parks.

 

 

Other entry fees:

 

Visitors on motorbikes : €12

 

Visitors on foot / on bicycles : €10 (per person) or €15 (up to 5 persons)

 

Rates for students, the unemployed, the disabled and groups (upon presentation of suitable documents at the reception desk

 

Evening rate (When cultural areas and shopping are closed) : €10 (up to five people with a vehicle)

 

See the Pont-du-Gard website for more info: www.pontdugard.fr