The Pont du Gard

The PONT DU GARD Site

Some regions have incomparable heritage and an incredible history whose distant past has left traces for us today. The Destination Pays d’Uzès Pont du Gard is just such a place. You can admire the magnificently preserved remains of the Roman era, today fully integrated into local life (architecture, gastronomy and more). Among this heritage is the internationally admired Pont du Gard.

Exceptional historical heritage

The Pont du Gard was built in the 1st century AD. This giant stone structure spanning the Gardon is not a bridge as such but in fact the ruins of the 52-km aqueduct that carried water from Uzès to Nimes. Built on three levels, it is the highest ancient aqueduct bridge in the world at 50 metres high. This remnant of Roman antiquity is considered a masterpiece of engineering. The Pont du Gard has been regularly restored and preserved since the 16th century. Great names in literature such as Rabelais, Rousseau, Stendhal, Dumas and Mérimée have described its unique beauty.

The Pont du Gard is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has the label Grands Sites de France and Grands Sites Occitania / South of France.

Visit the Pont du Gard

To visit the Pont du Gard site, travel to Vers-Pont-du Gard, between Uzès and Remoulins, not far from Nimes. The view alone of the Pont du Gard is breath-taking, a truly exceptional natural site.

All summer long, a swimming area is supervised right next to the Pont du Gard on the banks of the Gardon river. The Pont du Gard is also an interpretation site, the largest in France, dedicated to Roman construction expertise. A true cultural centre, the site offers exhibitions, a museum area dedicated to children and an open-air tour. You can also see conferences, shows and festivals that make this place truly unique and more alive than ever.

Opening hours of the Pont du Gard site

Opening hours:

– From 9 am to 6 pm in january, february, march, november and december
– From 9 am to 8 pm in april and october
– From 9 am to 9 pm in may
– From 9 am to 10 pm in june and september
– From 9 am to 11 pm in july and august

More informations about the museum here