After “lockdown” in the United States, I had the choice to stay in the US with my family or come back to my home in Uzès. It was a tough call. For the present, I believe I made the right choice. I am among the “vulnerable” for COVID because of repeated bouts with pneumonia. My grandchildren in the US are back in school. In France, I can obey the virus “rules;” stay safe; expect excellent, affordable healthcare; I can enjoy Uzés, and I can visit amazing places on easy day trips. Join me, Barefooting around Uzès.
Barefooting Around Uzès
Many wish they could be in France right now. I hope by sharing some of the sights and sounds around me, you will be uplifted by this place’s beauty. We may not know when, but the time will come when travelers will be free to hop on an airplane, take a cruise, and get back to the adventures you’ve dreamed about.
Let’s get started!
Now that I”m settled in my apartment in Uzès, more and more new people are moving in. Those here during lockdown began what has become a new tradition: Saturday aperos at noon. The neighbors safely distanced, and everyone wore masks. Nowadays, restrictions are more relaxed among our “bubble” of friends…
European visitors invaded Uzés this summer. While locals didn’t participate in everything, many outdoor activities were hard to miss: Tuesday Night Market, cycle racing tours, and places to walk where you could gaze at the beauty and feel the history.
Just beyond town
Barjac – From Uzés, you can drive a short distance from town to outdoor markets and brocantes. We’re lucky that Barjac has one of the best antique shows and flea markets around. For more, here’s a post from my first brocante experience in Barjac.
Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux is the perfect sized town for a lunchtime getaway and shopping.
Pont du Gard’s Annual Luminaire
Summer at Pont du Gard means kayaking and canoeing under the historic aqueduct. Light shows that illuminate the ancient monument are meant for all — the young, old, and even family pets.
Now that you’re in the mood to travel, why not check out the video? Feel the “buzz” at a French antique market. Listen to the music from the organ grinder. Walk with me through the French towns and villages near Uzès.
Stay tuned for more!