Nimes, Uzes & Pont du Gard Small Group Half-Day Tour from Avignon

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  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 5 hr

Enjoy this half day tour from Avignon with an experienced local guide who will take you to places where you will discover some of the best preserved Roman heritage. Visit Nimes, walk through the charming medieval town Uzes and finish by a masterpiece of Roman construction: the Pont du Gard. In this tour, step back in 2000 years of history.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Time 4 Provence.H

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Stop At: Pont du Gard

The result of outstanding architectural design, the Pont du Gard is one of the world’s best-preserved examples of Roman ingenuity. The most visited ancient monument in France, listed a world heritage site by Unesco, the Pont du Gard aqueduct remains one of humankind's great masterpieces. A marvel of Antiquity and a true technical feat.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: La Maison Carree

A true masterpiece of Gallo-Roman architecture, the Maison Carrée is today the only ancient temple in the world to be perfectly preserved.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jardins de la Fontaine

The garden was laid out in accordance with the classical layout around the Nemausus spring, spreading forth a supply of water that feeds pools and the canal. In the Gallo-Roman period, this area was the site of the baths, theatre and the temple of Diana which with its surrounding greenery makes for a romantic backdrop.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Arenes de Nimes

The Roman amphitheatre (or arena) in Nîmes is the best-conserved of the Roman world. The monument was turned into a fortress in the Middle Ages, forming a refuge for the population in case of danger. The inner part was later filled by private houses until the nineteenth century. In 1809, houses, chapels and the chateau of the viscounts of Nîmes were demolished to give the monument its initial appearance. Today, the amphitheatre forms a fine venue for many occasions—bullfights, congresses, concerts and sports events.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Uzes

Uzès is listed as a 'City of Arts and History'. You will discover its great many riches as you wander the streets of Uzès with its major Roman remains. Of course there is the famous Roman aqueduct of 50 km which carried the water to Nîmes.

Duration: 30 minutes
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