I made this trip to the Pont du Gard, in the small town of Remoulins, as part of my first solo traveling in 2016.
Pont du Gard is this gigantic Roman aqueduct, and its listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is part of a 50 km, which used to supply freshwater to the Roman city of Nimes.
I traveled on the Edgard B21 bus to Pont du Gard from Nimes. The trip takes about 50 minutes. Bus fare is about 1.50 EUR per trip. You can find the bus schedule online. Make sure you check the bus schedule to ensure you don’t miss the last bus.
To get to Pont Du Gard, you want to alight at Vers Pont du Gard. The bus stops at the side of a roundabout (Rond Point in French).
From the roundabout, it is about 400 m walk to the Pont du Gard museum entrance.
Take note that the bus stop to return to Nimes is on the opposite site of the first bus stop.
Tip: You can also travel to Pont du Gard from Avignon.
What to do
There is a museum, cafeteria and park before the trek to the Pont du Gard. The entrance ticket (which costs 8.50 EUR for adult; 6 EUR for child), includes entry to the museum, as well as visit to the first level of the Pont du Gard.
There are guided tours to the top level of the Pont du Gard. Check out the main website for fares and opening hours.
What to eat
The cafeteria at the entrance are pretty reasonable priced. However, if you are feeling fancy, you should try Les Terrasses Cafe, on the right bank of the river (the opposite side of the museum). The restaurant used to be an inn in the 18th century, and it has this lovely terrace (you cannot miss) overlooking the Pont du Gard. The restaurant serves set menu and also a la carte.
This was definitely one of the highlights of my solo trip. I remember taking my time, all to myself, with my chevre chaud on the terrace, not stressing about my office work, and thinking .. life can be simple and beautiful!