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The Gardon
Gardon
or Gard
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. The Gardon
Gardon
is 133 kilometres (83 mi) long, including its longest tributary " Gardon
Gardon
de Saint-Jean". It rises in the Cévennes
Cévennes
mountain range and flows into the Rhône River
Rhône River
(right-side tributary) at Comps, north of Beaucaire, across from Vallabrègues.

Contents

1 Features 2 Floods 3 Places along the river 4 References 5 External links

Features[edit] The Roman aqueduct
Roman aqueduct
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). Departing from Collias
Collias
by kayak or canoe will bring you to the Pont du Gard
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. Floods[edit] In September 2002 and again in December 2003, the Gardon
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[edit]

Lozère Gard : Anduze, Saint-Jean-du-Gard, Saint-André-de-Valborgne, Remoulins, Montfrin

La Grand-Combe
La Grand-Combe
and Alès
Alès
are situated on the " Gardon
Gardon
d'Alès", the major left tributary. References[edit]

http://www.geoportail.fr The Gardon
Gardon
at the Sandre database

External links[edit]

Regordane Info - The independent portal for the Regordane Way or St Gilles Trail. The Regordane Way runs alongside the Gardon
Gardon
River from Ners south-eastwards (in English) (in French)

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gardon.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 304828311 GND: 4467303-6 SUDOC: 02786006X BNF:

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