A masterpiece of ancient architecture, the Pont du Gard aqueduct is one of the most beautiful Roman constructions in the region. Discover a magnificent monument at the heart of a fully landscaped site.
A dive into history
With its impressive size, the Pont du Gard, inscribed on the World Heritage List since 1985, is the highest Roman bridge in the world.
The bridge, which spans the Gardon, is 48 meters high; it extends over a distance over 272 meters but was originally 490 meters long.
It is the largest section of a 50 Km aqueduct built by the Romans to carry water from Uzès valley, to the ancient city of Nîmes.
To fully appreciate the richness of this historic site and the true majesty of this monument, evidence of the brilliance of an entire civilization, opt for a guided tour where you'll get the chance to visit the bridge, and even see inside the ancient canalization channel on the 3rd tier of the aqueduct.
In a small group, led by your guide, you'll journey back in time to learn about the process involved in designing and constructing this structure, built nearly 2,000 years ago.
An exceptional, natural site
The Pont du Gard, nestled in the heart of a 165-hectare natural site, lies in an outstanding natural environment!
The Pont du Gard aqueduct, which is best known for its extraordinary scale, is alos renowned for the beauty and diversity of its natural setting. The site, which is located at the entrance to the Gorges du Gardon, in a unique mineral landscape, boasts a distinctive atmosphere.
An encounter with nature...
Follow the "Memories of the Garrigue", a 1.4 Km developed trail, and marvel at the splendour of the Mediterranean landscape. During the course of your walk, you'll discover olive trees, truffle-producing oaks, dry stone walls, bories, vines and other plants, typical of the scrubland; a "designer" landscape that will satisfy your poetic soul. The panoramic viewpoint and orientation table will help you locate your position, in reltaion to the Gardon and the Roman aqueduct. This lovely walking area is a haven of peace and tranquility, offering a quintessential taste of the South!
Traces of the aqueduct...
Visitors to the site will also be able to spot traces of the Roman aqueduct that once linked the town of Uzès to Nîmes. A walking trail, extending over a distance of 3.5 Km, traces the entire remains of the aqueduct. Looped walks, of progressive levels of difficulty, mean that everyone can find a levet to suit them.
The Pont du Gard provides all the equipment and facilities needed to receive people with reduced mobility.
Many facilities have been set up to welcome disabled visitors to the Pont du Gard site. There are disabled parking spaces, accessible paths throughout the visitor areas and free wheelchair loan. The Pont du Gard cares deeply about the accessibility of the monument, the surrounding buildings and spaces, and the special events and shows organised all year round.
Additionally, the various cultural spaces and the Les Terrasses restaurant are serviced by lifts. The museum offers a sensory approach to learning, through a radio dramatisation, audio guides and tactile ways of experiencing the technical expertise and brilliance of ancient Rome.
HOW TO REACH
From the A9 motorway, take exit 23 at Remoulins towards Uzès, then follow the signs to the right or left banks.
Location: Nîmes is 27 km away, Avignon is 21 km away.
Guarded parking areas, open from 7am to 1am are available, for the customers only. Their capacity is 800 places in the rive gauche, and 600 places in the right bank.
*The parking area is closed to the public between 1am and 7am, a fee of 43 euros will be charged to any vehicle parked in the parking between 01:00 and 07:00 am.
Nîmes and Avignon train stations are served by the TGV.
The Paris–Nîmes TGV train, which has been running since June 2001, takes 2 hours 50 minutes.
In departure from Avignon or Alès (Line A15).
In departure from Nîmes (Line B21).
To fully enjoy your day on the Pont du Gard site (Pont du Gard, Museum, Ciné, the Mémoires de Garrigue path) :
- Adult rate : 9.50€/pers
- Reduced price* : 7€/pers
- Free under 18 years old
- Guided tour : +6€/pers
- Evening rates in July and August :
Adult rate: 5€
Reduced price*: 3€
Free under 18 years old
Parking included and stricly reserved for the customers of the site.
Holliday vouchers are accepted at the box officen as well as the snack bar and the Bistrot.
400 Route du Pont du Gard