Thursday, January 17, 2008

Le Pont du Gard

After 3 trips to Avignon, I'm finally going to the Pont du Gard, the Roman Aqueduct over the wild river, Gard. It lies between Avignon and Nimes and was built some 2,000 years ago by Marcus Agrippa, when he was governor in Nimes. It was a bridge over the wild river, Gard and also to bring more water to Nimes which had already ample water supply. Marcus Agrippa wanted Nimes to have more water so he could construct fountains like in Rome, to remind him of Rome. It is, still today a very impressive engineering feat. We went with the same tour company and Stephanie, our driver dropped us off there and we had a few hours to wander around.

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