Travel France Online has recently included my experience of returning to the magical bastide town of Uzès, 25 km west of Avignon. Having lived for several months Uzès had captivated my soul and visiting it a year later reminded me why! Uzès is the oldest duchy in France, it has a rich history and there is much to see; the Chateau, the Saint-Théodorit Cathedral and its Romanesque 11th century Tour Fenestrelle and just a 10 minute drive away, the incredible UNESCO world heritage site, Pont du Gard. Built in 50AD as part of the Roman aqueduct of Nimes, the arches of Pont du Gard are an ancient 2000 year old architectural marvel. Uzès itself is charmingly romantic, full of meandering, cobbled streets, flanked with golden limestone, shuttered buildings, many radiating off Place aux Herbes, the beautiful market place which rests at its center, home to a fabulous twice weekly market. Returning to this beloved place and re discovering its essence reminded me why Uzès is truly a special place.
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