Next 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.
Probably one of the best pieces of real estate in the city is this 17th century house behind the cathedral.
This “smarty cat” knows he has the best view.
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.
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.
The walkway continues through wooded areas to the river valley.
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.
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…
Categories: Around France, Blog, Chapter 4: Life in France Part Two, Uzès, Village Scenes in Uzes
Loved the walk! Look forward to taking it with you!!!
The mill looks like a delightful, refreshing spot. Love your pictures.
Next time you’re here!
Sorry to be a grammar queen but it’s La Tour Fenestrelle not tur.
Never fear correcting my French/grammar/etc. That’s how I learn! thanks!