Le Pont du Gard

Monument & Heritage Check location

The Pont du Gard is a three-storey Roman aqueduct over the Gardon river. Classified as an historical monument since 1840, it has been listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO since1985.

Built in the first half of the 1st century, it guaranteed the continuity and the monumental aspect of the 52 km Roman aqueduct which led water from the Fontaine d’Eure near Uzès to Nîmes, where it supplied thermal baths and fountains. It supposedly ceased to be used at the beginning of the 6th century.

The bridge, 275 meters long and culminating to 48 meters above the Gardon river, entirely dry mortarless construction, using stones (some of which weigh six tons), required for its construction 1,000 workers for 5 years.

In the Middle Ages, the columns on the second floor were notched and the work was used as a road bridge.

Contacts & Details

La Bégude, 400 route du Pont du Gard 30210 Vers-Pont-Du-Gard