BEST WESTERN Uzes Pont du Gard
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... form of entertainment of modern day is bull fights, yes bull fights, it is the only town in France that hosts bull fights and allows bulls to be killed during the season each year. Quite a spectacle. Next we headed to The Forum, La Maison Carree which is where the inception of Nimes was founded and another building built in the 1st century AD. I am starting to think that everything we see is super old. Super cool. Brendan had a wonderful ...
... to bring water from Ulez (the source) to Nimes and was used till the 6th century. It took approximately 15 years to complete and 80% of the aqueduct was underground so to speak. We took a side path and ended up on the top level of the aqueduct and were surprised to see how deep and wide the channel was, to imagine the amount of water flowing through this funnel each day is beyond comprehension for the day, there was approximately 2,000,000 (two million) cubic litres ...
... condition considering its age. We followed the track to where the aqueduct starts. It is fed by an underground stream which is still pushing out water today (not via the aqueduct of course). Pure fresh water and it is delicious. We walked along the top of the aqueduct in parts and some of the stones have been lifted to reveal inside. It is hard to believe that they used this piece ...
... off its driving D batty.... Sigh - actually the French classical station - could be a lot worse!!! Driving on the right side wasn't too bad. But getting an unwanted upgrade was annoying as the car is bigger than id like for parking. Parking is hard and costly it would seem. Had a few drivers shake thier heads in disbelief and raise thier hands in frustration but so far so good. Its driving on the wrong side of the road with foreign road laws I don't understand that is ...
... out several walking tracks in the Uzès area which provided some great views of the villages and a challenging climb down into a local gorge. On one walk near Uzès, we came across the spring which was the source of the water that the Romans transported to Nimes, 50 km away, via a mainly underground aquaduct and Pont du Gard.
Pont du Gard, the river and its setting is always breathtaking even if ...