The Pont du Gard is the highest aqueduct built in the Roman empire 2000 years ago and the first antique monument visited in France. Located between Montpellier, Marseille and Avignon, this site is a real landmark of Provence and the south of France. Because of its historical value and exceptional condition it has been inscribed in the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site list since 1985.
Built in only 5 years, this human masterpiece of colossal dimensions and unique architecture enabled the inhabitants of Nîmes to have running water for close to 5 centuries. There are several interior and open-air areas to discover that recount the history of the monument, of Roman aqueducts and of the area when it was built over 2000 years ago. A museum tracing the history of the Roman aqueduct. Models, virtual reconstructions, multimedia screens and sounds draw you into the Ancient Roman world A Ludo kids Area, an unmissable museum dedicated to educational activities for children aged 5 to 12. Families and school groups alike are welcome to come and enjoy its four great discovery workshops! « Mémoires de Garrigue », is an open-air display designed to plunge the visitor into a journey through the history of Mediterranean agriculture, from stories of the land to an exploration of the remains of Roman aqueducts. A cinema celebrates the monument and site of the Pont du Gard, blending documentary and fiction in a fascinating 13-minute film.