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The Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct built in 50AD to transport water from the Gardon river to the once Roman city of Nimes, 50 km away. It is one of the most visited monuments outside of Paris. People not only come here for their interest in Roman structures, but also to swim in the Gardon and to canoe.

The century-old olive tree in the above photograph does not date back to Roman times. When the French government decided to develop the site a few years back, they purchased this olive tree from Spain to give the Pont du Gard scenery an old-world look to it.

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