Known the world over, the Pont du Gard, one of the wonders
of antiquity, dominates this whole region of the Gard. It
is the most well-preserved section of the aqueduct that once
carried water, which was collected near Uzès, to Nîmes.
Its ochre and gold-colored stones tower over the Gardon river,
which flows underneath.
Click on the map to visit the villages and
sites "Near the Pont du Gard".
Some villages with beautiful beaches follow the curving banks of the
river; others, such as Castillon du Gard, are situated high on the
hills. Many have buildings that are constructed with the chalky stone
called "Pont du Gard," drawn from nearby quarries.