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Nimes – Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard
  Pont du Gard, Roman Aqueduct – This triple-decker Roman aqueduct is just a marvel of the Ancient World. The Pont du Gard once carried water to the town of Nimes and 2,000 years later, it is still a tour de force of Roman engineering at its best. If your kids can swim, hire a canoe and paddle on the Gardon river that runs beneath the bridge.
    Nimes – 2,000 years ago, Nimes was a thriving Roman city, with a forum (including a temple, now called the Maison Carree), a gigantic arena, major waterworks and fortifications.
      Roman Arena – Run around the amphitheater, an arena built in the late 1st century A.D., where spectacles were staged with gladiator combat and wild animal shows.
      Tram around town – Take the tourist tram for a ride around Nimes. The tram leaves from the Esplanade (near the Arena) and goes by other Roman ruins – the Maison Carree, Castellum, and the Tour Magne. April - October.
      Visit the lovely Jardin de la Fontaine with its spring fed pools and walkways. At one corner of the garden, head up the hill to the Tour Magne, a three story tower that was once part of the Roman fortifications. Climb up inside the Tour Magne, (count those 140 steps) for a view Nimes and mountains.
kids books
     
How to Be a Roman Soldier  
How to Be a Roman Soldier
Fiona Macdonald, Nicholas Heweston

Do you have the right stuff to join the Roman legion? Weapons and armor you'll need, training and army discipline, payday and recreation, what you can expect as a solider. Test your knowledge to see if you get the job of Roman soldier. (Picture book)

 

(More children's books on other France pages)
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