Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Highlights of Pont du Gard with students - 2016

We also visited a 2000 year old aqueduct at Pont du Gard outside of Nimes, France. This was the highest of all Roman aqueducts at roughly 160 feet and was about 50 km long. The trough that held the water at the top was covered to keep it clean and fresh upon entering people's homes. It's made of limestone and had a gradient of about 1 inch every 50 feet - that's amazing engineering for the time period. This aqueduct was probably in use for about 500 years. 

We hung out here and explored for a couple of hours before heading on to Avignon. 


  1. Amazing! One of my trip highlights was our visit to Bath, England where we got to see a Roman bath. Such history!

  2. the group pic & the water view! i admire that pretty blouse you have on too.