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Village Scenes in Uzes: Public Park at Vallée de l’Eure

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Hotel in UzesNext to the Hotel Du Baron De Castille in Uzes stands the 17 century cathedral with the Romanesque bell tower, La Tour Fenestrelle.  Beyond the tower is a terrace that overlooks the Vallée de l’Eure and the public park.

The Cathedral and 12th Century Tour Fenestrelle

The Cathedral and 12th Century Tour Fenestrelle

 

 

The terrace that views the valley is also a parking area for the Cathedral.

The terrace that views the valley is also a parking area for the Cathedral.

 

Probably one of the best pieces of real estate in the city is this 17th century house behind the cathedral.

Uzes home overlooking the valley.

Uzes home overlooking the valley.

 

This “smarty cat” knows he has the best view.

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 The landscape between Uzès and the valley of the Cévennes is rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves and stretches of dwarf ilex, wild thyme, box and rosemary.

 

Vallee de l'Eure from the cathedral in Uzes

Vallée de l’Eure from the Cathedral in Uzes

 

 There are beautiful walks along the valley and the rivers, including along the streets leading into and out of Uzes.

 

  As you walk around  the cathedral’s parking lot,  you enter the public park.

 

Entrance to the city park in Uzes

Entrance to the city park in Uzes

 

Public tennis courts and swimming pool

Public tennis courts and swimming pool area

 

 

The walkway continues through wooded areas to the river valley.

 

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River runs through the valley

River runs through the valley

 

 

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I understand that at one time, the area around the river valley was active with mills and a small community of people. They have vanished, leaving only these remnants of an earlier time.

 

Abandoned mill at the river

Abandoned mill at the river

 

This is the same valley we visited in earlier posts at the remains of the Roman aqueduct (Source de l’Eure) and at Pont du Gard.  In Roman times the spring that originated here ran through the hills to Nîmes, crossing the river Gardon by means of the Pont du Gard.

 

Hopefully you enjoyed this walk with me around the village. Stay tuned for more…

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