Pont du Gard, France
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The Pont du Gard is an almost 50-km long Roman aqueduct located in the South of France France. It runs from Uzès to Nîmes. The aqueduct can be seen in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins.
The Pont du Gard was constructed by the Romans around the middle of the first century AD. It was built on three levels. It runs 49 meters above the Gard River below. It has three levels. On the first level it carries a road while at the third level there is a water conduit, a passage measuring 1.8 meters high and 1.2 meters wide.
Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 9th session of the World Heritage Committee at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 2-6 December, 1985.
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Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct, France
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: N 43 56 50 E 4 32 7
Inscription Year: 1985, with modification in 2007
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, IV
Location Map of Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
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Visiting Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
You can go to view the Pont du Gard by taking buses from Avignon and Nimes to Remoulins. If you go by car, take the A9 motorway and exit at Exit 29 to Remoulins and then continue to Uzès.