The impressive ‘Gard Bridge’ is about 50 kilometers (30 miles) long and was build by the Romans to transport water from a fresh water spring in Uzès to the city Nîmes.
The river you can see in the picture above is the “Gard”, it originates in Cévennes and mouths into the “Rhône” river.
On the left bank of the rivers you can spot three enormous olive trees with a great history. They have been planted in the year 908 in Spain, in 1985 the three olive trees have been moved to continue their story with a view on the Pont du Gard.
1985 is also the year that the bridge has been added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
Before visiting I never noticed it was on our 5€ bills all along!