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Enjoying the pleasures of life in Provence
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Provence, where the pleasures of life abound

What is it that consistently draws people to Provence and to the Luberon in particular? What precisely is Provence’s appeal, that special ‘je ne sais quoi’ which make the region so captivating? Aside from its natural beauty, perhaps its enduring …

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La Maison Carreé, Nîmes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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The Roman city of Nîmes

Magnificent Roman architecture, bullfights and concerts. Sun drenched squares overlooked by stately shuttered mansions. Meandering cobbles streets packed with shops and restaurants. Stunning art museums, cathedrals gardens and treasures from the past. This is the seductive Roman city of Nîmes …

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Pont du Gard, near Uzes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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Visit Pont du Gard here…..

Standing beneath the golden arches of the Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard, just 6km from Uzès, Languedoc Roussillon, France, it hardly seems possible that this magnificent structure has been here for over 2000 years. Build from local limestone, for 600 years …

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Pont du Gard, near Uzes, Langedoc Roussillon, France
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The Pont du Gard, UNESCO site near Uzès

Just 6 miles outside of Uzès, towards Avignon, serenely merging into the surrounding landscape, sits the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site The Pont du Gard. It has been here for well over 2000 years, patiently waiting to be explored. No matter …

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Vineyard near Uzes in Languedoc Roussillon
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Wineries and olive oil mills near Uzès

Languedoc Roussillon has a steadily growing and well respected reputation for its wine and there are some excellent wines produced in the Uzès area. Predominantly they use the great Mediterranean varieties, Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Combined with the natural …

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The Uzès Travel Guide, Place-aux-Herbes, Uzès
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Uzès, Languedoc Roussillon, France, Travel Guide

Download  The Uzès, Travel Guide  and the surrounding regions of Languedoc Roussillon and Provence here, or read it below: WHY GO TO UZES Uzès is a magical bastide town 45km west of the Medieval walled city of Avignon, 25km north of Roman …

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la-Begude-Saint-Pierre hotel, Uzes, Languedoc Roussillon, France
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A magical place to stay, Provencal ambience at La Bégude Saint-Pierre

Two years ago I looked at this deserted property, nowLa Bégude Saint-Pierre, just 6km, from Uzès and wondered ‘what if”? What if I bought this, risked some capital and created a tiny ‘jewel box’ hotel. My head spun as a deluge of questions …

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Walled Medieval city of Aigues-Mortes, France
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Aigues-Mortes, Europe’s most well preserved medieval city

The Camargue, just outside of Provence, in neighbouring Languedoc Roussillon, about an hour’s drive from Uzès, is where you’ll find white horses running free, grazing amidst endless stretches of swaying grasses dancing in the ever present breeze which sweeps across this …

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Gates to the walled Medieval city of Aigues-Mortes, Langudoc Roussillon, France
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Aigues-Mortes, enchanting Medieval Ramparts and ……… salt!!

It is funny how the events of a day that you had not particularly been looking forward to can take an unexpected turn that fills your heart with joy. I left my Kate at the tiny airport of Béziers, a further …

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Medical crisis in Uzes, ambulance on Rue du Grande Bougarde Uzes
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“Bon Courage!” – coping with a medical crisis in Uzes

A medical crisis in Uzes is not something I had anticipated. I never expected to have to learn such french words as ‘infirmière’, ‘douleur’, ‘ordonnance’, ‘chirurgie’ – nurse, pain, prescription, surgery… There are of course other words which have a much easier …

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