This was on our must-visit list for last time, and we finally made it! I'm so glad we did - the engineering is amazing, and the views are spectacular!
then across the bridge (on the pitot* road) to the rive droite (right bank), up to *that* panorama,
(Where we saw a tunnel** carved in 1865),
After our "stroll," we rested our tootsies while we saw the 15 minute movie, then walked through the art exhibit (Josep Koudelka - amazing black-and-white photography), and headed home :-)
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Details: we drove from Palavas-le-Flots for just over an hour - we took A9, then simply followed the signs for Pont du Gard (Rive Gauche) - the return was just as simple!
Cost: 18€ parking and entrance (for up to 5 people) to the museum, movie, and temporary exhibit; 5.10€ tolls each way, minimal gas.
* I will admit to a certain piqued (and confused) interest in this term when I heard it in the movie about the history of the Pont. I had only ever heard of the "pitot" as an airspeed sensor for aircraft: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitot_tube. I'm not sure how it relates (if at all) to a bridge added to an existing structure)
** we heard a guide telling her group that the original aquaduct curved around the limetone outcropping, but the tunnel (that went in a straight line from the bridge) was dug later. I don't know why, as the aquaduct was not being used that late.