Pont du Gard, extraordinary Roman aqueduct bridge of the 1st century of our era is a jewel of the humanity which nestles on the grounds of the Gard. It holds two remarkable labels: World Heritage of UNESCO and GRAND SITE OF FRANCE. The discovery of the iconic monument is done in a protected site on more than a hundred hectares of scrubland and riverside. To reveal the history of the place, several discovery areas are offered as part of the entrance site: THE MUSEUM, a large interpretation center on the history of aqueducts and Romanit, LUDO space for children, THE CINÉ with the broadcast of a documentary film and MEMORIES OF GARRIGUE, a 1.4 km course in the heart of the Mediterranean landscape, to know everything about the scrubland.
visit of PONT DU GARD - ARLES - THE BAUX DE PROVENCEDEPARTURE FROM THE OFFICE OF TOURISM AVIGNON OR HOTEL D AVIGNON AFTER REQUEST Departure for the Pont du Gard famous Roman aqueduct classified world heritage of Unesco. Then Arles with its famous Aenes, ancient theater and various sites painted by Vincent Van Gogh. Then Les Baux de Provence charming village dominating the alpilles
The bridge of Avignon is one of the most famous monument in the world thanks to its song sung by the children of all countries. But if the notoriety of this bridge is famous, its history is little known.Only four arches remain on the 22 of its origin.What happened ? What are the events that caused this destruction?The real name of the bridge, Saint-Benezet, is also unknown. Who was this saint and what was his relationship with the bridge?The Pont d'Avignon welcomes today 400,000 visitors a year. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.-----The Palace of the Popes is the symbol of the influence of the church on the Christian West in the fourteenth century.Built in 1335, in less than twenty years, it is mainly the work of two popes, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI.