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2000 years ago and the Romans of
Nimes wanted water for their baths. There was a natural spring near the village of Uzes but it was 48 kilometers away. The Roman engineers went to work building an aqueduct of stone at the proper levels to flow downhill the whole way, with only 10 meters of drop to work with. And they had another problem: to get across the huge canyon carved out by the Gardon River. The magnificent Roman solution, the Pont-du-Gard, is the third most visited tourist destination in France
(after the Eiffel Tower  and the Louvre). Follow the old aqueduct ruins
just outside the village as you reach the famous bridge in a short walk
from the house....