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Hamilton students in France at the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon river.
Hamilton students in France at the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon river.

Students in France Program Travel to Provence

Contact Cheryl Morgan
Posted January 29, 2013
Tags Hamilton in France

Students on the Hamilton Junior Year in France program escaped the four inches of snow that fell on Paris during the weekend of January 19-20 to travel to Provence.  Some of the highlights of the trip include the Roman arena and baths in Arles, the ruins of the perched medieval castle at les Baux-de-Provence, the Popes’ Palace in Avignon, an olive oil mill, and the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon river. 

 

Built by the Romans to carry water from Uzès to their colony in Nîmes in the 1st century A.D., the Pont du Gard was part of the original 31-mile long, mostly underground, system.  It is the highest of all Roman aqueduct bridges and one of the best preserved.

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