Day 212 – Pont du Gard, France

Although today was unusually cold and rainy, we did not let the weather spoil our sightseeing plans. This afternoon we hopped on a bus heading to Pont du Gard (located 40 minutes outside of Nimes). Pont du Gard is a historic Roman aqueduct bridge dating back to the first century. Scholars estimate that at one time Pont du Gard carried over 40 million gallons of water a day to Nimes. It was VERY interesting to see this World Heritage site and to learn more about it.

(Pont du Gard – 50 AD)





4 Responses to “Day 212 – Pont du Gard, France”

  1. Aunt Jan Says:

    I’m so glad that you visited Pont du Gard. The first picture is one that is in many French history books! When you see something like that, it makes one wonder how in the world they were able to construct such edifices without modern machinery.

    The last picture looks as if dinner’s waiting! LOL

    • It is a fascinating place indeed. I too am glad we made the trip to see it.

      LOL about your snail comment… we have yet to try it here 🙂

  2. vernon &evelyn jack Says:

    no snails for us. weather cooler here–welcome relief’ . corn crops sufferinmg because of little rain. yards turning brown. Pat havng eye trouble.

    • Hi grandpa… I’m so glad that the weather has cooled down a bit. The drought in IL is so unfortunate… Have you been reading about the drought in Somalia? Things are really bad there. I’m so sorry to hear about Pat’s eye troubles. Managing diabetes is no easy task 😦

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