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
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 Photographic Print