Pont du Gard

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  1. dippingatoe

    dippingatoe Funster

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    I would like to go and see this, but parking is 18 euros, plus when I tried to go to Mont St Michel motorhomes over 8 m were forbidden anyway.

    I can go a mile or two on my mobility scooter. Any hints a tips as to where to park up. Happy to wild, aire or campsite.

    Many thanks for any advice.
     
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    We went a couple of years ago with 7.5m m/h with no problem and I don't remember a car park charge but you do pay to go through to the bridge.
    You can park either side of the river ... we parked on the left bank (East side)
    http://www.pontdugard.fr/en/flash/interactive-map
     
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    But you would have been fine at Mont St Michel - anything under 8 m was okay. I am nearly 10m. Checked today online and parking for vehicles is 18 euros, it does include 5 people, but there is only me!
     
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    At the "Mont" we left the m/h on an aire up the road and cycled down.

    PS If you go to Pont du Gard, take loads of pics and send me some please .... I lost all mine after our visit when some scrote nicked my camera.:mad:
     
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    about 150 meters from Pont Du Gard is "La Sousta" campsite, not ACSI but not verly expensive out of main season. we stayed there for a few nights and its a level short walk to the monumeny area. also if you time it right they do a firework / light show for a few weeks in June.
    http://uk.lasousta.com/
     
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    Many thanks. Looks good but open after 1st March if my rudimentary French is correct. I am thinking of visiting January sometime.
     
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    there is am Aire in Remoulins about 1 km away close to the river bridge.
     
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    Excellent thanks. With an aire do I have to find someone to pay, or do they come and ask?. The only one I have used so far was a free one.
     
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    not sure did not use it; it was in June and quite full. will see if i can find more info
     
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    Thanks - I was thinking of aires in general. Novice to all of this !
     
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    some are free some have a machine for access to water etc, some have a collection "man" others will have a better idea than me. we only use occassionally
     
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    Stayed at Remoulins aire in June 2014 and was free. However by 5:30pm it was full. Pont Du Gard is well worth the visit IMO.
     
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    May be quieter in January :)
     
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    much nicer to visit in summer you can swim in the river and picnic on the banks
     
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    Ah..... but I am here now :)
     
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    I too have wished to see this since I first read about it as a youth. A fortnight ago I came down the Rhone valley and realised that I had the chance at last.

    I couldn't remember its name or where it was so turned to Mr Google. "Aquaduct south France" I typed in and clicked on images. Picked it out noted the name and tapped it in tomtom while in Cluny.

    Imagine my disappointment when I ended up here and discovered a plaque saying that it was built in the 19C. I was spitting and it was too far to go back.

    https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:L'aqueduc_de_Roquefavour-2.jpg

    Dick
     
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    looks similar if you "Squint"!:getmecoat:
     
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