Gard (Occitan and French: Gardon, Gard) is a river in
southern France. It is the namesake of the department of Gard. Several
of its tributaries are also called Gardon.
Gardon is 133 kilometres (83 mi) long, including its longest
Gardon de Saint-Jean". It rises in the
range and flows into the
Rhône River (right-side tributary) at Comps,
north of Beaucaire, across from Vallabrègues.
3 Places along the river
5 External links
Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard and the 16th-century Pont
Saint-Nicolas are two historic bridges that cross the Gardon. The
Gorges du Gardon, which ends at Pont Saint-Nicolas, is a popular
recreation area for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and hiking.
The village of Collias, approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi)
downriver from the Pont Saint-Nicolas, has several kayak and canoe
rental agencies which will bus customers upriver to the Pont
Saint-Nicolas (until the river level drops low in late June).
Collias by kayak or canoe will bring you to the Pont du
Gard in about an hour and one-half. It is possible to kayak or canoe
under the Pont du Gard. Though, at times, the river is not high enough
to allow for passage.
In September 2002 and again in December 2003, the
Gardon had record
level floods that damaged many of its bridges including the Pont
Saint-Nicolas, which has since been fully restored. The river today
shows few signs of the floods.
Places along the river
Gard : Anduze, Saint-Jean-du-Gard, Saint-André-de-Valborgne,
La Grand-Combe and
Alès are situated on the "
Gardon d'Alès", the
major left tributary.
Gardon at the Sandre database
Regordane Info - The independent portal for the Regordane Way or St
Gilles Trail. The Regordane Way runs alongside the
Gardon River from
Ners south-eastwards (in English) (in French)
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gardon.