ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE SITES IN PRESTIGIOUS

 

PONT DU GARD

The Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct at three levels, located in the town of Vers-Pont-du-Gard, near Remoulins in the department of Gard. It spans the Gardon or Gard. Built around the first half of the first century, it ensured the continuity of the Roman aqueduct that carried water from Uzes to Nimes. In the Middle Ages, the batteries were cut in the second floor and the work was used as a road bridge. The unique architecture of the Pont du Gard drew attention from the sixteenth century, therefore benefited from regular restoration to preserve its integrity. A road bridge it was fused in 1743-1747. Highest aqueduct in the Roman world knew, it was classified a historic monument in 1840 and listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in December 1985.
 
AVIGNON
 
 
The palace of popes
 
 
BENEZET's Bridge
 
Named the "City of Popes"because of the presence of popes from 1309 to 1423, she is currently the largest city and capital of the Vaucluse department. This is one of the few French cities to have preserved its ramparts, its historic center, made ??the palace of the popes of all episcopal, Rocher des Doms and Benezet Bridge. It was classified a UNESCO World Heritage

Arts and cultural showcase, the fame of its main festival, known as the Festival of Avignon, has far exceeded the French borders.
 
NIMES
 
 
The Arena
 
 
Square House
 
 
MAGNE'S Tower
 
 
The Gardens of the fountain
 
Also called the "French Rome", Nimes, with its famous Roman monuments (such as arenas of Nîmes, the Maison Carree or the Tour Magne) and especially because it has seven hills, like the Eternal City.

The foundation of Nimes back to antiquity. City both Roman and Hispanic, Camargue and Cévennes, Provence and Languedoc, historic Protestant stronghold, it boasts a culture and a particularly rich history and remains a town with a strong identity. Its rich historical and cultural heritage and promotion of heritage and architecture has enabled the city to qualify for City of Art and History.
 
FONTVIEILLE
 
 
Castle of Montauban
 
 
Daudet's mill
 
 
the bust of Alphonse Daudet
 
This young Parisian journalist returned home Nîmes in southern France, driven by the desire to find an atmosphere, an atmosphere he thought he had lost in the capital of culture and art that was Paris, will stay in Fontvieille during the summer of 1860 at the Chateau de Montauban greeted by his cousin Louis and his wife Octavia Daudet.
This remains celebrated in the preface of "Lettres de mon Moulin" (Letters from my Mill), was primarily a place of peace and rest for the writer Daudet: "Blessed House, how many times I came here, take me back to nature, heal me Paris and her fever". Since that day he will come for thirty years on holiday in Fontvieille, a real earth-inspired characters in his works, including" Letters from my Mill "with the secret of Master Cornille"La Chèvre de Monsieur Seguin" ( The goat of Monsieur Seguin). Today, the Montauban Castle  the present the" Stories in Fontvieille".
In 1935, the association "Les Amis d'Alphonse Daudet"decided to create a museum that would be collected works, writings, photographs and memorabilia of the poet, she put her choice on the Moulin de Saint Pierre.
This mill, which still has its original mechanism, is the only one with "a piece of low, low, vaulted refectory as a convent, " as the author describes in "Lettres de mon Moulin".
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