The Gardon (or Gard) is a river in the south of France, located in the departments of Gard and Lozère, in the administrative region Occitania. It has its source in the Hautes Cévennes (Massif Central). It is a right tributary of the Rhône, into which it flows after a course of 127.6 km. The eponymous Gard terminology of the department is today less frequent although still used.

The Gardon gorges are partially included in the Gardon gorges regional nature reserve.

The Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard is the most famous historic bridges that cross the Gardon. The Gorges du Gardon, which ends at Pont Saint-Nicolas, is a popular recreation area for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, and hiking.

In September 2002 and again in December 2003, the Gardon had record level floods that damaged many of its bridges including the Pont Saint-Nicolas, which has since been fully restored. The river today shows few signs of the floods.

The average interannual flow of the Gardon was measured over a period of 14 years at Sanilhac-Sagriès. It amounts to 32.7 m3/s for a basin surface area of 1,580 km2, or nearly 72% of its catchment area (2,200 km2).

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