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.