Gardon

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The Gardon at Pont Saint-Nicolas

The Gardon (or Gard) is a river in southern France. It is the namesake of the Gard département.

The Gardon is 71 km long and ends into the Rhône River (right side tributary) at Beaucaire, across from Vallabrègues.

Several of its tributaries are also called Gardon.

The Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard and the 16th century Pont Saint-Nicolas are 2 historical bridges that cross 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 again in December of 2003, the Gardon had record level floods that damaged many of its bridges including the Pont Saint-Nicolas, which has since been fully restored.

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