Vers-Pont du Gard

Located next to both the Pont du Gard and the Gardon Gorges, Vers-Pont du Gard has been inhabited since Prehistoric times. The Romans certainly lived here. The first building in the current village was a monastery, followed by houses being built around the church. The village has important stone quarries which have been in use for a very long time. The Romans took stone from here to build the Pont du Gard. The village's economic activity is relatively industrial, notably with the exploitation of the stone quarries.

 

 

 

 

Sightseeing:

 

- The washhouses (three)

- St. Pierre chapel (outside),

- The stone quarries,

- Prehistoric grottos (Balauzière, Salpétrière)

- The church (wall paintings, statues, paintings)

- The clock tower.

 

 

Don't miss:

 

- Pont du Gard (close to the stone quarries)

- Other remains related to the Roman aqueduct, - St Privat chapel, 12th century, Renaissance, 17th and 18th centuries, - Aqueduct walking circuit, - PR (short sign posted walk) near the village, - Path of stations of the cross

- The august village festival.

- The market.