This fortified city at the sea used to be the departure point of the Templars going on crussade to Jerusalem. It is enjoyable strolling through the little streets filled with shops, galleries and restaurants. Aiges-Mortes is also the ideal starting point for a visit to the Camargue with its flamingos, wild horses and long, sandy beaches.    

This 14th century fortified city is an important artistic and cultural center, the highlights being the "Palais des Papes" and the "Rocher des Doms".
Just outside the city is the bridge Saint-Bénézet made famous by the song "Sur le pont on y danse .....!"
The "Place de l'Horloge" is in the city center where there are many restaurants.
The "Rue des Teinturiers" has shops and wine cellars….
Throughout the city many art galleries are to be found.
The `festival d'Avignon' takes place in July.
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The villa is located outside Blauzac, a small sleepy village on top of a hill between Nîmes and Uzes. From there you have a breathtaking view of the valley, overlooking endless vineyards and asparagus fields and from where St-Maximin and Uzes can be seen on a clear day, .
Blauzac has several medieval architectural treasures such as its bell-tower, the ruins of a castle and narrow alleys with medieval houses.
Blauzac has:

  • a grocery/bakery
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 restaurant/bar/tobacco and newspaper shop
  • 1 hairdresser

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The `Rome of France' is worth a visit for its well-preserved Roman construction work : Maison Carré, les Arènes (amphitheatre), but also for its new architecture : Carré d'Art (similar to Center Pompidou) and the new stadium.


This bridge, built in the 1st century A.D., was part of a 49 km long canal that carried water from a source in Uzes to Nîmes.
The bridge over the Gardon is also an architectural highlight : built without mortar, block systems weighing up to 6 tons rest on one another, 49 m above the river, delivering 20,000 l of water per day, until in the 9th century calcification made the canal unusable.


This bridge, also over the Gardon, is within walking distance from "la maison FRELAN", and is the beginning of an impressive gorge on the way to Nîmes.
It is a departure point for long walks in a well-preserved nature reserve.


Uzès was the first dukedom of France;
It is called the most charming borough of the Languedoc, a well-deserved honour.

Uzès is rich in historical monuments :

  • the Tour Fenestrelle (a 42m high bell-tower)
  • the Duché (palace of the dukes)
  • Place aux Herbes : a square under old trees, surrounded by arcades with restaurants and nice shops. It is the setting for the most beautiful market of the Provence each week on Wednesdays and Saturdays.