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Pont du Gard

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Pont du Gard - Great Attractions (France)

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Geo Beats
Take a tour of Pont du Gard in France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats.

When the citizens of ancient Rome needed bath and fountain water, the Pont du Gard was built to deliver it to their doors.

This simple, yet impressive aqueduct bridge crosses over the Gard River in southern France.

Rows of arches carried millions of gallons of water per day to many private homes in France.

Arch technology was revolutionary at the time of construction, and the bridge remains a structural marvel.

The aqueduct was kept in use as a toll-bridge well after the fall of Rome.

It has been one of France's most famous and visited tourist destinations for centuries.

Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a monument to a civilization long gone.
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