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Petanque at the Pont


Meet up on the right bank at aperitif time at the end of the day to take advantage of the esplanade's fantastic playground for a game of pétanque with family and friends! Every evening from 5 July to 31 August except Wednesdays from 17 July to 21 August, when the area is occupied by "Les Vignerons sur le Pont" evenings.


Don't forget to bring your pétanque set. If you don't have one, we can lend you one (subject to availability). You can go to the icetruck on the esplanade to borrow one on the spot. You will be asked to show proof of identity for the duration of your game.

Tout public
Right bank

Free - Parking on the Pont du Gard site €9/vehicle for the day

Nice weather
Suitable for disabled people
Pets allowed on a lead

Fancy a game of pétanque at the foot of the bridge? 
Meet up at aperitif time on the right bank esplanade in the shade of the hundred-year-old plane trees to enjoy the warmth of the setting sun. While you wait for the sound and light show, there's a programme of foodtrucks and pétanque with friends! For those who don't have the opportunity to come equipped, petanque games are available on site (subject to availability of boules, on presentation of proof of identity). 
So get out your jacks and enjoy a moment of pure conviviality at Le Pont!

The sport of Provence par excellence!

Petanque (from Provençal: pèd, "feet", and tanca, "planted"; (lou) jo à pèd-tanca, "le jeu à pieds-plantés", or (la) petanco, "la pétanque") is the favourite holiday game! It's played from an early age and has millions of fans around the world. What more authentic setting than the Pont du Gard to organise a game with family and friends! Under century-old plane trees, to the song of the cicadas, facing the majestic Roman monument, treat yourself to a moment of fun while you wait for the sun to set and the marvellous son & lumière show. From 7pm onwards, a foodtruck will be on hand for all those who love this game, so you can savour the sweetness of summer to the full, with your feet in the water!