Honeymoon in France – Day 6 South of France – Pont du Gard and Avignon


Suffering slightly from a little too much craft beer and a lack of food from the previous evening, we leave Montpellier at around 11am and drive towards our next destination Pont du Gard.

There are parking spaces for Pont du Gard on either side of the river. We opt for the left bank, pay the 18€ fee which includes the car and up to five passengers and walk the 400m toward the stunning Roman aqueduct. There are viewpoints on top of the hills on both sides of the aqueduct and postcard picture opportunities from the banks of the river Gard.



We spent approximately two hours at Pont du Gard and the drive towards Avignon. Out hotel, Le Colbert, is right in the city centre inside the city walls, so parking is only available at one of the big underground car parks. Be prepared to spend around 20€ per day or even if you leave your car overnight. There are slightly cheaper parking spaces available outside the city walls, but the ones we checked out look less secure, so we don’t mind paying the extra 3€ at the modern and well lit Jean Jaures car park.

We take a quick power nap in the hotel and then explore Avignon at dawn.


With so many bakeries around and two bottles of Languedoc’s finest awaiting us, we stock up on quiche and a filled baguette and head back to the hotel room.


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