We remember it as busy, but not crowded. It was easy to walk across the monument, the more courageous visitors ignored the graphic warning signs and crossed the the unfenced roof of the third tier, picking their way over uneven ancient stones apparently unfazed by the dizzying 156 feet drop into the dark waters of the Gardon. We contented ourselves with exploring the aquafer, sharing our children's excitement at 'walking through Roman water'.
|Built between 40 - 60 AD|
|When we came in 90s, you could walk through the aquaduct freely, now its accompanied visits only by special ticket.|
|The Roman tunnels at the end of the bridge are still accessible|
|Ticket hall, gift shop and meeting rooms|
|CCTY controlled car park|
|the main access route is now controlled by a security gate|
|Sun dappled path|
|to our temporary home in the forest.|
(1861) : Nom donné par le paléontologue français Édouard Lartet en fonction du nom du mammifère dominant à cette époque.Période de la préhistoire correspondant à la dernière phase du Paléolithique supérieur' européen. Elle eut lieu entre 17000 et 12000 ans avant. J.-C.
|A nearby ancestral home|
|there is evidence of continuous human habitation here for millenia - I wonder when the first people canoed this river?|