Drive to the ‘Provençal Gard’ (Late Sept.2010)

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We already know the star turn of to-day’s outing very well, the ‘Pont du Gard’, but it’s always a pleasure to add a few pictures to our collection and to show them to you.

We first discover Rochefort-du-Gard locality. Here is the chapel of the Castellas (former castle). On the second photo, you can see the same chapel on top of the village, from ‘Our Lady of Grace’ sanctuary.

La Capelle-Masmolène is a small commune consisting of two tiny villages separated by half a mile country. The city hall stands alone just half way between the two localities. It’s really worth discovering both villages. La Capelle owns a fine restored castle and Masmolène offers its St.Pierre (Peter) chapel, also well restored, standing in a pretty Provençal scenery.

Here is the famous ‘Pont du Gard’. It was built by the Romans in the first century AD to bring water to Nemausus city (Nîmes). See Wikipedia for further information and also HERE. This olive tree (above), growing with two others on the left bank of the Gard (or Gardon) river, is said to have been put in in Spain in the 10th century AD and transplanted here a few years ago.

Here are a few general views of the aqueduct upstream (south-west) side, under the afternoon light.

Out of the arches, St.Martin-de-Castillon village can be seen. You can also behold our Mount Ventoux, albeit rather a long way, looming under Provence’s clear sky.        Huberaime

About Huberaime

Enseignant, né en 1955, passionné de photo, nature, rando et patrimoine provençal. N'hésitez pas à m'écrire si vous voulez gratuitement des photos non filigranées, faire des sorties avec nous ou simplement échanger des impressions: huberaime@hotmail.fr
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2 Responses to Drive to the ‘Provençal Gard’ (Late Sept.2010)

  1. Wattebled Pierre says:

    Nice to meet you here. I enjoy myself looking your marvellous views about mountains of Provence. I advice all people to take one same pleasure. Thank’s.

    Pierre Wattebled

  2. Pingback: Ventabren and the Blue Coast (29 June 2012) | PHOTOS OF PROVENCE

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