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At the origins of the Pont du Gard

🔆 [Attention, masterpiece] 🔆 In 150 days, the participants of Veni Vici will have the opportunity to venture onto the Pont du Gard, a major tourist site in France. The highest ancient aqueduct bridge in the world (50 meters) built on three levels, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1985. The structure has been remarkably well-preserved for over 2000 years.

❓ Have you ever wondered why it is located there, in the middle of nature, spanning the Gardon River and withstanding all crises and storms? 💧 From the 1st century AD, for several centuries, water flowed through its upper part. It was brought from the Eure Valley (Uzès) to the city of Nîmes, whose growth was closely tied to the supply of drinking water, as well as the development of baths, fountains, and gardens. 🌿

⚒ The Roman builders had to demonstrate great ingenuity to construct bridges and tunnels through the rugged landscapes, to reach Nemausus, with over 35,000 m3 of water transported every day over a total distance of 52 km and a mere 17-meter elevation difference! When you set foot on the Pont du Gard while running or hiking on November 11, think about it 😉

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⏰ 3rd edition – Saturday, November 11, 2023 🎯

Pont du Gard / Occitanie / France 🇫🇷

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