Start at 9.00 AM
Drive to Uzes to see the Roman aqueduct "Pont du Gard" that carried water to Nîmes. The water was captured from springs near Uzes. The aqueduct was built between the year 40 and year 50 AD, during the reign of Emperor Claudius.
Then stop at "Pont du Gard", the most magnificent part of the aqueduct.
After lunch go to Nimes to see the end of the aqueduct, the Castillum divisorium (CASTELLUM AQUAE). Its flow rate was about 20,000 M3 per day.
In Nimes, a town founded by the Emperor Auguste, visit the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world, along with
la Maison carrée, an exact replica of the Apollo temple in Rome.
Drive to Les Alpilles to see the ruins of the Gallic-Roman city of Glanum. Next, on the way to Arles, stop at the aqueduct and Roman mills which were built to serve the city of Arles. The mills could produce 4.5 tons of flour per day, enough to supply the 12,500 inhabitants of the city of Arles at the time.
In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ancient Arles, including a Roman boat, the best preserved in the world. Be aware, this boat was built 10, 15 years after the death of Christ !
In the museum we will also find the bust of Caesar. In Arles in 2007 a team of archaeologists decided to explore on the right bank of the Rhône river, an area hitherto little researched. During this research, a bust was found: it will be of the most famous of the Romans, Julius Caesar. This discovery is unique because even in Rome, they never found a bust of Caesar in his lifetime.
After the museum, visit the most important Roman monuments of the town, the Roman baths, the Amphitheater and the cryptoportiques of the forum.
End of services at 5.00 PM