visit of the cities of Nimes and Uzes, and with a grand finish at the Pont du Gard. Return to Avignon
Departure for NIMES: great city of the arts proud of its prestigious Roman past see the antique buildings: the amphitheatre (entrance included) and the « Maison Carrée » (or Square House one of the best preserved Roman temples) the Augustus’s gate...
UZES wonderful medieval town and the first Duchy of France set in the garrigues countryside (mediterranean vegetation). A ducal seat a bishopric and consular seat Uzès has preserved its lay-out as a medieval stronghold embellished in the 17th and 18 th centuries. See the Place aux Herbes (picturesque square) the episcopal palace the ducal palace the Fenestrelle tower (a unique bell-tower) and the Cathedral. Outside of Uzès is the area of the Roman aqueduct (Pont du Gard) that brought spring water to Nîmes.
PONT DU GARD: dated from the first century and classified by UNESCO it's the most amazing and well-preserved part of the Roman acqueduct that supplied water to Nîmes. The Pont du Gard is the most visited antique site in France with over one million visitors per year. The museum by the main car park explains beautifully how the Romans built the 50km canal including the aqueduct and how they used the water. Descriptions are in French and English and should interest visitors of all ages.
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