Sommières is a very picturesque town known for its medieval center built in a “checkerboard” pattern along the Vidourle river, whose narrow streets are spanned by multiple arcades and porches, for its castle, whose high tower, accessible to visitors, dominates the city and for its famous Roman bridge so often abused during the dreaded vidourlades. The commune is indeed regularly subject to flooding during episodes of rainfall in winter, the record dates from 2002.
The bridge over the Vidourle was built in the first century by the emperor Tiberius in order to link Nîmes to Toulouse. It was initially made of more than 20 arches for a total length of more than two hundred meters. Its dimensions were thus sufficient to span the “normal” bed of the Vidourle and to ensure the connection between the two banks, in spite of the numerous floods of the capricious river.
Manage cookie consent
The storage or technical access is strictly necessary for the purpose of legitimate interest to enable the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The storage or technical access is necessary for the purpose of legitimate interest to store preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
Storage or technical access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The storage or technical access which is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Absent a subpoena, voluntary compliance by your Internet service provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this sole purpose generally cannot be used to identify you.
The storage or technical access is necessary to create user profiles to send advertisements, or to track the user across a website or multiple websites for similar marketing purposes.