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France and Italy, 2004

Uzès, Part 2

Uzès is a medieval hilltop town, but not walled. It was an excellent base for looking at western Provence.

We stayed in a large room under a farm house, which had originally been the sheepfold where sheep were housed over winter. It was the most pleasant of all the places we stayed.

Uzès has several towers: the Tour Fenestrelle is the best known of them, beside the cathedral and much older than it, it is all that remains of the original church

The town's château is still occupied by the same family after 600 or more years. Modestly, the family crest is shown in coloured tiles on the roof. The family was second in line to the French throne.

In the market square, a fountain adds interest. Except on market days, when it would wet the traders.

Top of the chapel to King Louis in a private château outside Uzes.

Some of the roads near Uzès are "typical" French country roads, lined with trees.

We stopped to take photos of a sunflower field. Within a few minutes, about six other cars had stopped and the occupants were taking photos. Perhaps the only time we have even been trendsetters....

 

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