Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Pont du Gard


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As this post is published, we're flying home from France.
Le sigh.
But we had a fabulous time and can't complain about an 18-day vacation.
While we were in France, we visited the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct. We had just been in the village Uzes where the water ran across the aqueduct to the more southern town of Nimes.
The sun came out at just the right time.



We have never gone to the top of the aqueduct, but apparently you can take a tour and go to the top level. I did take a picture of these stone steps that lead up to it.
   
Although the steps look ancient, they were built in the 1800s. You can see where they are worn away in the middle.
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4 comments:

butyouareinfrancemadame said...

Glad that you had a lovely holiday. I agree that Uzès and the surrounding area is well worth visiting.

francetaste said...

We hiked up the hill on one side and could see across the top, where the water ran. It was all blocked off to keep people from climbing out there. Really fascinating how well it was engineered.

Jacqueline Brown said...

Another somewhere special in France that I haven't been to - yet. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us. Any idea where you fancy moving to yet?

Paulita said...

Catherine, Yes, Uzes surprised us because it is so isolated yet seemed quite affordable, and lovely.
Francetaste, I think you can buy tickets to visit the top level. Maybe next time. I'd love to be at the Pont du Gard for fireworks.
Jacqui, What we learned is that there are many places we'd be happy moving to in France. I'm not sure if that helps or not. We're going to focus on getting our house ready to sell then consider whether we want to rent in France for a year, try out some places with a housesitting service, or just take the plunge and buy a house.

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