Sightseeing Pont du Gard

Wivan in front of Pont du Gard

Wivan in front of Pont du Gard

The other afternoon we went for a little sightseeing in the rain. This was amazing, really. The place is called Pont du Gard and is located about 25 minutes west of Avignon. It’s an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River and is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

It's a huge bridge/aqueduct

It’s a huge bridge/aqueduct

This time we didn’t get into the museum, though we’ve heard it’s a really nice one. But the outside part of the place, the actual aqueduct is worthwhile just by itself.

We crossed the bridge and got over to the other side

We crossed the bridge and got over to the other side

 

It's amazing to see the old building, and to think of how it's been done

It’s amazing to see the old building, and to think of how it’s been done

 

Anders and Wivan in the rain

Anders and Wivan in the rain

 

Three stories high

Three levels

 

We did find a path to go up alongside one side of the bridge

We did find a path to go up alongside one side of the bridge

 

Beautiful view of the bridge and the river

Beautiful view of the bridge and the river

 

Stairs...

Stairs…

 

The path got closer and closer

The path got more and more narrow

 

Picture-view

Picture-view

 

Beautiful setting in the park around Pont du Gard

Beautiful setting in the park around Pont du Gard

 

 

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One thought on “Sightseeing Pont du Gard

  1. Wow! Beautiful and fascinating! 🙂

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