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Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard is a masterpiece of ancient architecture. It is a Roman aqueduct build in the middle of the 1st century AD. Built as a three-level aqueduct standing 50 m high, it allowed water to flow across the Gardon river. The architect of this masterpiece is unknown but it is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

It is hard to believe that a structure this old is in such great condition. The day I visited, it was a 37 degrees and boiling so there were many people enjoying a family picnic or a swim in the river. I managed to find a very quiet path near the aqueduct marked as “aqueduc photo” which was about 200 metre walk up to a place which, as the sign suggested, was a nice spot for photography. Then I followed another sign which took me another 200 metres up to a “panoramique” view, almost level with the top part of the aqueduct. I was all alone up there and decided to sit there in this little cave and admire Pont du Gard from above.

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