France / Traveling with Kids

Pont de Gard

On Tuesday morning we headed west to Pont du Gard.

Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct dating back more than 2000 yeards. It sits on the river Gardon (it is possible to kayak and canoe here, we saw a group of kayakers launch just north of Pont du Gard.)

We parked on River Gauche (the right) side where the main tourist center and museum are situated. From there it is a short walk to the river and over the Gard. Across the bridge, on the other side of the river, are mysterious old stone steps that appear to have you walking straight into the trees. Naturally, our daughter wanted to investigate! Boy, are we glad she did – as they led to an exciting adventure up hundreds of steps, then onto a rugged path and over rocky trails to a serene vista offering complimentary panaromic views of the region. These two photos were taken from up there. Clouds were scattered overhead for most of the day but the sun broke through as we reached the pinnacle, paying us a warm tribute for the effort. Our girl loved climbing and exploring up there. She even left her mark (if you know what I mean) alongside the trail. I did not snap a photo of that (although I was tempted to!)

Afterwards, OWTK stopped off in Nimes (2 more carousels!).

Wednesday saw us pay an afternoon visit to Aix-en-Provence, home of Cezanne.

Pictures of all this coming soon…

Jeff
OWTK – live in Provence!
http://www.owtk.com

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