"Roman aqueduct at Pont-du-Gard" Remoulins by JLBG

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Though Remoulins is a nice little village of 2,000 inhabitants, typical of Languedoc and with a rich history, nobody cares and visitors do not stop in Remoulins but hurry to the Roman aqueduct of Pont-du-Gard, 4 km out of the village.

The aqueduct stands over the Gard river, between Remoulins and Vers-Pont-du-Gard, 1,600 inhabitants. Both villages can claim that they are the Pont-du-Gard city and both are right!

I visited Pont-du-Gard in 1980 and in 2009. The first photos of this page date from 2009, the last ones from 1980.

Not far from Pont-du-Gard stands an amazing structure (last photo): a modern variant of an old device dedicated to the sun! Guess what it is!

Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) was inscribed in 1985 on the Unesco World Heritage list with the following comment (quote) :

The Pont du Gard was built shortly before the Christian era to allow the aqueduct of Nîmes (which is almost 50 km long) to cross the Gard river. The Roman architects and hydraulic engineers who designed this bridge, which stands almost 50 m high and is on three levels ? the longest measuring 275 m ? created a technical as well as an artistic masterpiece.

Le pont du Gard a été construit peu avant l'ère chrétienne pour permettre à l'aqueduc de Nîmes, long de près de 50 km, de franchir le Gardon. En imaginant ce pont de 50 m de haut à trois niveaux, dont le plus long mesure 275 m, les ingénieurs hydrauliciens et architectes romains ont créé un chef-d'?uvre technique qui est aussi une ?uvre d'art.

Пон-дю-Гар ? мост через реку Гар, сооруженный незадолго до начала христианской эры, - стал составной частью 50-километрового акведука, поставлявшего питьевую воду в город Ним. Древнеримские архитекторы и инженеры по гидравлике, задумавшие этот трехярусный мост высотой почти 50 м (длиннейший ярус 275 м), создали технический и художественный шедевр.

  • Last visit to Remoulins: Nov 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2011 at 4:40 AM

    I would like to see the Aquaduct, it really looks amazing!

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    What a wonderful page Jean-Louis! I really like the old pphotos. How lucky you were to be able to walk on the top level.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Thanks for the info on this amazing aqueduct - banning cars was a good move

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2010 at 6:26 AM

    Yes, I did look at your four photos one after the other, getting closer and closer to the aqueduct. It's such an impressive site, and I'm glad they have finally (in the year 2000) banned cars from the aqueduct and the immediate vicinity.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    A very interesting return visit for me - I was one of those who hurried through Remoulins back in 1976. It is good to see the aqueduct is better cared for now! Thankyou J-L,

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2010 at 1:08 AM

    Thank you Jean-Louis for bringing back sweet memories from far 1995 when I happened to visit the aqueduct, sunbathed on the beach and swam in the Gard river... That was a great impression! Glad to know that the bridge is still alive, haha!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2010 at 6:21 AM

    Sounds good that they have closed the road for cars near the aqueduct! It looks very impressive!


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