Places in Around Nîmes
For a unique perspective on the Pont du Gard, you need to see it from the water. The River Gard flows down from the Cévennes mountains all the way to the aqueduct, passing through the dramatic Gorges du Gardon en route. The best time to do it is early spring between April and June, as winter floods and summer droughts can sometimes make the river impassable.
Ever wondered how they get the bubbles into a bottle of Perrier water? Or why it's that stubby shape? Then book yourself a tour (in French) of Perrier's bottling plant. In Vergèze, on the RN113 13km southwest of Nîmes, it fills around 400 million bottles of water each year.
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