Up Close Picture of the Week: France’s Pont du Gard
The Pont du Gard is one of France’s Top Ten Sights. Registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, the Pont du Gard is an historical engineering marvel, located in the middle of a naturally beautiful landscape. When built, this Roman engineering feat, comprised of three tiers of arches, stood at 160 ft. and carried 44 million gallons of water per day between the town of Uzes and the water tower (Castellum) of Nimes (31 miles away.) When visiting the South of France, be sure to visit the Pont du Gard ; you will be astounded by its beauty and history.
Written by Terri Fogarty and Photo by Bill Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com