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Geography: Rivers and Lakes in the Languedoc: The Gard

The Gard (or Gardon) is a river rising in the Cévennes that gives its name to the Gard département. Several of its tributaries are also called Gardon.

The Gardon is 71 km long and flows into the Rhône River at Beaucaire, across from Vallabrègues, from where it flows into Mediterranean Sea.

The Roman aqueduct known as the Pont du Gard and the 16th century Pont Saint-Nicolas both span the Gardon. The Gorge du Gardon, which ends at Pont Saint-Nicolas, is a popular recreation area for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and hiking.

In September of 2002 and in December of 2003, the River Gardon experienced record level floods that damaged many of its bridges including the Pont Saint-Nicolas, now fully restored.


Towns along the river
Gard : La Grand-Combe, Alès , Anduze, Saint-Jean-du-Gard , Saint-André-de-Valborgne, Remoulins , Montfrin

   
Pont Du Gard from Riverbank, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Pont Du Gard from Riverbank, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Photographic Print
Mayfield, Diana

 

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