Aqueduc de Roquefavour

Aqueduc de Roquefavour, Ventabren: Address, Aqueduc de Roquefavour Reviews: 4.5/5

Aqueduc de Roquefavour
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Myles D
Whitehorse, Canada333 contributions
Truly spectacular engineering in the middle of nowhere
Nov. 2018 • Couples
I was really happy to make a little detour on our way to Marseille so we could see this remarkable feat of engineering. The history behind it is really interesting: according to Wikipedia it was first planned in 1565 but only built between 1841 and 1847. As the largest stone aqueduct in the world it's really quite impressive, both from a distance and when you're driving (or biking, as many were) under it. Highly recommended!
Written November 17, 2018
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TravelinSuz
Chandler, AZ882 contributions
Great attraction
May 2018 • Friends
I loved the old Roman aqueduct itself, but there’s far more to do here. In the spring and summer you can swim and raft in the river below. There’s a few museums, movie, diorama, gift shops and more.
Written November 3, 2018
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Robert S
Folkestone, England1,074 contributions
Highest masonry aqueduct in the world
Oct. 2018 • Solo
I found this place quite by serendipity. I was staying at the Hotel Ibis Budget near Aix TGV station and wanted to find a route into Aix city centre avoiding the motorway. When I came across it, it was mind-blowing. A 19th-century version of the famous Roman Pont-du-Gard, it is an incredible engineering achievement and still carries 80% of Marseilles' tap water!
Written October 27, 2018
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Karl M
403 contributions
Stunning
Sep. 2018 • Couples
A remarkable peice of engineering. Beautiful to the eye. The Pont du Gard of the 19th century (not Roman like some reveiwers suggest) originally planned as far back as the 16th century! The largest stone aqueduct in the World is stunning but tricky to access. Very little parking to speak of and be very careful if passing on foot over the bridge which runs under one of the aqueduct arches as it is narrow and rather busy with traffic at rush hours. Be sure to view the aqueduct on the sunny side as the colour of the stone is at its best there.
Written September 7, 2018
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francoisek222
Bath, UK48 contributions
Great structure and vues
Jul. 2018 • Friends
Great structure from the 19 century. Beautiful views and great morning out. Well worth the visit. Avoid the hot midday sunshine.
Written August 6, 2018
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MrsReyes
Houston, TX80 contributions
Roman Aqueducts
Aug. 2017 • Family
Very cool to walk on and drive below a Roman Aqueduct that Julius Cesar built. As we were driving underneath, we thought of all of the people over the past 2,000 years that have been exactly where we were. Just breathtaking.
Written June 18, 2018
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963Marc
Aix-en-Provence, France224 contributions
Nice engineering.
Oct. 2016 • Family
The world's largest stone bridge. The modern equivalent of the Pont du Gard.nice little river below. Calm and quiet. No tourists nor any facilities.
Written September 13, 2017
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Murfie
Victoria, Canada131 contributions
Amazing structure and magnificent views.
May 2017 • Friends
We visited today. We drove through country roads and came upon the aqueduc. As I was exploring to take photos I noticed some stone stairs. I climbed up and discovered a trail to the top of the aqueduc. The trail is rocky so wear proper shoes. I didn't make it to the very top but was still afforded magnificent views. The site is undeveloped and I appreciated the simplicity of the visit. There are a few parking spots just before the bridge when you first see the aqueduc.
Written May 1, 2017
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Jenny-2013-113
Cardiff, UK13 contributions
Great spot to visit
Aug. 2016 • Family
We never found a way to the top of the aqueduct itself but paddling in the river that runs under the aqueduct was a fun experience
Written August 10, 2016
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AMASheffield
Sheffield104 contributions
19th Cenury Roman Perfection
Aug. 2015 • Family
My son wanted to watch the TGV go by at 180mph and we needed an additional attraction to make up an afternoon. This aquaduct (very close to the main TGV line) does not disappoint and was worth the drive without any other reason. It is simply magnificent. Why this is not signposted in the books on Aix and the Provence region beats me as it worth a diversion on any one's itinerary.
Written August 17, 2015
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