Another Day of Discovery in France - 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY TO CROSS


The Pont du Gard (English: bridge of the Gard) is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River[4] in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard département of southern France. It is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, a 50 km-long (31 mi) structure built by the Romans to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nîmes). Because the terrain between the two points is hilly, the aqueduct – built mostly underground – took a long, winding route that crossed the gorge of the Gardon, requiring the construction of an aqueduct bridge. Built in the 1st century AD, the Pont du Gard is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges and is the best preserved after the Aqueduct of Segovia.

NIMES - City of Roman History and Contemporary Art

I found that Nimes was a  mixture of ancient buildings and modern art, a city full of museums and galleries. We visited  the Carré d'Art Contemporary Art Museum and saw an exhibit of Modern French Photographers that was both fascinating and disturbing. This city takes more than one day to see all that it has to offer, so looks like I'll come back next time to continue my discoveries of this 2000 year old city.