15 Best Things to Do in Languedoc-Roussillon

2. Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

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Pont du Gard

The precision of Roman engineers never ceases to amaze: Pont du Gard is just one section of what once was a 50-kilometre aqueduct that channelled water from a spring at Uzès to the city of Nîmes.

All that way, weaving through the mountains and travelling underground, there’s just a 17-metre change in elevation.

The outstanding fragment remaining is Pont du Gard, where it crosses the Gardon River, and has a minute 2.5-centimetre gradient.

This bridge is nearly 50 metres in height, with three tiers of arches.

It’s a UNESCO site and one of Roman France’s most treasures landmarks.

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