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Claude-Hippolyte Rochefoucault

01 February 2003

Claude-Hippolyte Rochefoucault, a simple peasant farmer from the Gard district of southern France, cycles each day into Remoulins to buy his baguettes and wine, crossing high above the river on the 2000-year-old Pont du Gard. He comments (loosely translated): "I never had much time for that Julius Caesar with all his noisy, clanking army, but their bridge comes in quite handy."