At only 10 minutes from Uzès : you can discover the Pont du Gard
Between Nîmes, Avignon and Uzès, you must know the Pont du Gard, one of the most visited monuments in France. This incredible architectural masterpiece carries spring water from Uzès by a long aqueduct to Nîmes (50 km through the garrigues). This extraordinary architecture is witness to its wonderful condition 2000 years later. There is even talk of the Gard stone used for the building of the ancient three-storey bridge, a stone that has been used countless times in the construction of houses around Uzès. This material is of remarkable quality.
By settling in the surroundings of Uzès, you will have the chance to visit the highest ancient bridge in the world (49 meters) in perfect state of restoration. Many walks will make you enjoy the wonderful views of the aqueduct bridge.
It quickly became a cultural visit since the site houses a museum accessible for the whole family and many explanations are available throughout the visit.
During the best days, you can even take advantage of it to swim with the beaches along the Gardon. Hiking or canoeing is also possible from the village of Collias, a village with all amenities, offering pretty village houses with courtyards and terraces, farmhouses and properties for the central part of the village but also away from the centre, many villas and houses all with gardens and swimming pool.
You will be able, by taking the river Gardon on a boat, to pass under the bridge of Gard.
A second itinerary is also possible by going higher than the Saint-Nicolas bridge (bridge linking the towns of Uzès and Nîmes). By canoe, you will enjoy the landscape by passing by the edge of many villages such as, Vic-Sainte-Anastaise, Blauzac, Sanilhac-et-Sagriès, Poulx, Collias, Argiliers, Vers-Pont-Du-Gard, Castillon-du-Gard and Remoulins.
Your arrival can be on the banks of Vers Pont du Gard or Castillon du Gard: the two villages closest to the Pont du Gard. Many events take place around the Pont du Gard all year round. It benefits from beautiful illuminations, visible from the Avignon-Alès department. Sound and light shows punctuate the summer life of the Pont du Gard.
Starting from Castillon du Gard or Vers pont du Gard, you will have the opportunity to retrace the path of the Romans with many remains.
Castillon du Gard, a village only 3 km from the Pont du Gard, offers many shops and restaurants. This charming village is home to superb properties, superbly restored village houses and sublime mas. Castillon-du-Gard split in two between the centre and the old medieval village of Castillon du Gard where the cobbled streets will make you want to settle in a stone village house, an apartment, or a property with courtyard, garden and sometimes swimming pool. In the south of the village and going down towards the Pont du Gard, many villas, modern houses and mas offer beautiful wooded gardens, beautiful swimming pools and magnificent terraces with an unparalleled view of the famous Pont Aqueduc.
At 2.5 minutes from the Pont du Gard, Vers Pont du Gard is a pretty village with all amenities. Elected "village que j'aime", it also offers numerous stone village houses with courtyards, mas and properties, recent villas with garden and swimming pool, modern houses with garden, at the end of the village, behind the Pont du Gard, the château St Privat, this exceptional estate dating from the 12th century which consists of numerous Gallo-Roman remains as well as a cave. It is a 440 ha estate partly visible from the Gardon. This property will perhaps be visible again to the general public in some time.
The Pont du Gard is the unmissable visit not to be missed when coming to the south of France.