Nimes, Pont du Gard, Uzès
Nimes, Pont du Gard, Uzès benefits from the Grands Sites Occitania/South of France label that recognizes the Destination Pays d’Uzès Pont du Gard as a must. The label is a sign of quality for those who want to discover the best of our region.
This Grand Site has an ancient heritage as vibrant as it is prestigious. Immerse yourself in the ancient Roman Empire by visiting Nimes, the capital of the Gard with its 1st-century AD arena, considered the best-preserved amphitheatre in the world. Discover La Maison Carré of the same epoch or relive the Roman era every year during the Grands Jeux Romains (Great Roman Games).
Admire the Pont du Gard, a giant stone aqueduct bridge, relic of Roman antiquity, which overlooks the Gardon River. This aqueduct, which led water from Uzès to Nimes, measures 50 metres high and is built on three levels. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the highest ancient aqueduct in the world. Stroll through Uzès, the city of bishops, classified as a City of Art and History. You will discover well preserved architectural treasures, remnants of an eventful past.