Uzès’ Vallée de l’Eure
The landmark bell tower in Uzès, La Tour Fenestrelle, overlooks the Vallée de l’Eure. The beautiful valley, and its public park, may be overlooked by some tourists. For those of us who live in Uzès, it’s a treasure.
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…