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Journeyman's Journey Journeyman's Journey

In the South of France near the city of Nîmes, a mythical structure has existed since the Romans erected it during the first century A.D. The Pont du Gard, or 'bridge over the Gardon River,' was built solely to transport water from a distant spring over the Gardon through a channel atop the span as part of a 31-mile-long aqueduct. But greater than its centuries of moving water, it has served as an attraction for a steady stream of visitors for two millennia, including tradesmen following their 'Tour de France' to become finished journeymen. The marks they carved into the ancient stone can still be seen today. Read more

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