Pont du Gard – A Special Light Show

The Pont du Gard is a 2,000 year old aqueduct, located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France (near Montpellier).  Each summer it is lit up with video, light, flame and fireworks during a popular evening sound-and-light show called “Les Féeries du Pont’’ (Fairies of the Bridge).

This year’s show is called Ulysses in Wonderland. It will be presented four times in June, on Friday and Saturday evenings: June 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2013. Showtime is 10:30 p.m or at dusk. But definitely arrive early as there are some “animations” before the main event, probably starting around 7 p.m.

The Pont du Gard site will be open all day, as usual, but separate tickets are required. Seating will be on the right bank of the river so if you arrive on the left bank, you must be in by 9:30 pm in order to cross the bridge; the gates to the Pont du Gard park will close at 9:30. Bring cushions, chairs and blankets or you’ll be sitting on the ground; the shops on site also sell seats if you forget. My best advice is sit as close to the bridge itself as possible.  ”And don’t forget to bring also warm wears,” my contact at the Pont du Gard sweetly tells me.

Tickets for the Les Féeries show range from €14 to €20. You can buy them online here or at the Pont du Gard box office at any time. They’re also available at FNAC, Virgin, Carrefour, Cultura and France Billet. Children under six are free and group rates are available (for group rates call 04 66 37 51 10). If you have an annual pass to the Pont du Gard, you get a discount. Parking is free.

To contact the Pont du Gard directly: contact@pontdugard.fr or 04 66 37 50 99….and yes, they speak English.

WATCH AMAZING FIREWORKS VIDEO HERE

Reblogged from “The Provence Post”