Pont du Gard
The Pont du Gard (English: bridge of the Gard) is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard département of southern France. It is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, a 50 km-long (31 mi) structure built by the Romans to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nîmes). Because the terrain between the two points is hilly, the aqueduct - built mostly underground - took a long, winding route that crossed the gorge of the Gardon, requiring the construction of an aqueduct bridge. Built in the 1st century AD, the Pont du Gard is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges and is the best preserved after the Aqueduct of Segovia. It was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1985 because of its historical importance.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Nîmes (France) (19 km), Avignon (France) (22 km), Aigues-Mortes (France) (50 km), Miramas le Vieux (France) (58 km), Perpignan (France) (192 km), Carcassonne (France) (194 km), Nice (France) (221 km), Principality of Monaco (233 km), Rocamadour (France) (250 km), Turin (Italy) (280 km), Geneva Motor Show (283 km), Sarlat-la-Canéda (France) (284 km), Asti (Italy) (310 km), Lausanne (Switzerland) (330 km), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (342 km), Sagrada Família (342 km), Beaune (France) (343 km), Barcelona (Spain) (344 km), Palau and Park Güell (345 km), Genoa (Italy) (354 km)