Pont du Gard

And of course you should visit “Pont du Gard” . A Roman aqueduct. It represents one of the best preserved water channels from Roman times in France.

For a long time it was believed that the aqueduct was around 19 BC. Was built. More recent excavations, however, indicate an emergence in the middle of the 1st century AD. The bridge was built to cross the valley of the Gardon River (which in Roman times was called Vardo fluvius ). After completion, about 20,000 cubic meters of water flowed daily over the aqueduct to Nemausus, which at the time had about 20,000 inhabitants. According to this, one cubic meter of water was theoretically available to every inhabitant every day.