The Pont du Gard on the right track of european tourism

Le Pont du Gard sur la bonne voie du tourisme européen

The Pont du Gard.

The site includes the ancient road of Europe.

The Pont du Gard comes to integrate a new tourist route of the european route of Ancient times. Eight Unesco sites have been selected to enter this route that meets, in the side of the Pont du Gard, the archaeological site of Olympia and the sanctuary of Asclepius of Epidaurus (Greece) ; the archaeological complex of Tarragona (Spain) ; the Stari Grad plain (Croatia) ; the ancient city of Nessebar (Bulgaria) ; the roman monuments of Trier (Germany), as well as the archaeological area and the patriarchal basilica of Aquileia (Italy).

Europe romantic, royal or underground

The Pont du Gard is the only ancient site in France chosen for this road. Among the eligibility criteria (nature ancient inscription Unesco…), the approach in favour of sustainable development was also of capital importance.

In this sense, the Pont du Gard, which holds since 2004 the label Great site of France – issued by the department of Ecology has been considered exemplary.

Four routes

Four tourist routes in europe have been officially launched during heritage Days : Europe underground mines (…), royal, romantic and ancient.

This approach tourist sites Unesco at the european level has several objectives, including the ambition to know of the lesser known spots in the combining sites of great reputation.

A digital platform is accessible to the public (in French, English and… Chinese). In addition to the presentation of the pont du Gard, (and other sites) visitors to the site can find many points of interest of the “gard” in connection with the identity ancient site : Nîmes, Uzès, Saint-Quentin-la-Pottery, Beaucaire, Villeneuve-les-Avignon…

# The site here.


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