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Jun 25, 2017 - Uzes, France

After exploring Nimes a bit I took the local regional bus (Edgard-transport.fr) for the 40 minute ride to Uzes for the 1.60€. The ride was mainly through the countryside along a winding road. I got off at the Esplanade stop in Uzes and followed my hosts' directions to their house. My hosts Regina and Larry are old family friends. Regina's parents lived next door to my maternal grandparents in Andover Massachusetts way back when. My mother was Regina's first babysitter. They have a beautiful house with a wonderful swimming pool just a short...

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Apr 29, 2015 - Uzes and Pont du Gard

Wednesday April 29th. Thanks to our gracious and well travelled hosts at the campground we were able to make better use of our day. He directed us over a back road to connect with the highway to Uzes. Unfortunately, we think “Richard” fell asleep as we found ourselves trapped in a small town on very narrow streets with no way out. In an effort to turn around Bill tried to destroy a 1000 yr old wall and tear the bikes off the back of the RV. As I was trying to uncomplicate this affair I noticed a man standing uphill yelling and pointing...

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Jun 8, 2013 - Pont du Gard--Ancient Roman Aqueduct

From Wikipedia: Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge that crosses the Gardon River in Vers-Pont-du-Gard near Remoulins, in the Gard département of southern France. It is part of the Nîmes aqueduct, a 31 mile long structure built by the Romans to carry water from a spring at Uzès to the Roman colony of Nemausus (Nîmes). Because the terrain between the two points is hilly, the aqueduct – built mostly underground – took a long, winding route that crossed the gorge of the Gardon, requiring the construction of an aqueduct bridge....

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May 31, 2012 - Cote d Azur

Thursday 31 May After driving around Aix en Provence totally lost trying to find a hotel late last night - many were booked out or beyond our budget - we woke to find that we were in quite a nice part of town.  Ruby called us on Skype in the middle of the night which was a bit of a shock but our fault as we left it on, so unaccustomed as we are to having good Internet access. Coco was sitting on her knee smooching up to her to make me jealous but it was wonderful to see her  looking well. As soon as we woke we caught up on emails and called...

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May 30, 2012 - The best of Provence

Monday 28 May COMME SI COMME SA In day light I was expecting to find a field of violets, or at least a few pots in the courtyard at out hotel called Le patio violette,  mais no! My disappointment was however short lived as the town of Uzes itself literally oozed charm. We had a brochure which provided a tourist walking route but we only got as far as the main square and couldn't bring ourselves to move on for some time. We perched with a coffee in the sunshine and a little something from the patisserie for breakfast and just...

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May 27, 2012 - Le cadaver d'un homme devore par un chien

Le cadaver d'un home devore par un chien Another pretty morning as we opened the shutters onto a wall covered in vines. Actually I'd been awake on the hour all night as the church bells struck the time loudly. It was charming but.... Petit dejeneur was served in an internal court yard under a wisteria and surrounded by pots of geranium. It was our first typical French croissant and jam breakfast as in an effort to be healthy we stuck to museli whilst in the apartment. Over morning coffee we saw the headline in today's local paper said Le...

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Jul 24, 2007 - Uzes

Our last day here and we're having a lovely time. aNY ONe who has suggested we might like q bit of NZ weather, forget it! Still finding our way around this town. The ring road around only takes about 20 minutes to walk around but theres litterally dzens qnd dozens of little streets and alleys in between. Yesterday we hired bikes for a ride to the Pont du Gard. I thought we might be in a bit of trouble when, as we were leaving town; we noticed the temperature on the town clock saying 26 and it was only 9;30; It was a lovely, slightly...

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