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UZES
is the picture-perfect French town. Bakeries with sidewalk coffee shops, cobbled alleyways and creperies to serve you 'al fresco'. Just order a glass of local wine, sit outside and watch the world go by. But most famous of all are the imposing towers rising above the red-tiled roofs that greet the visitor before you even arrive. Illuminated by night, these ancient structures are visible from many miles away. If you are lucky enough to come on a Saturday or Wednesday you can get a taste of the famous market and join the throng of locals from surrounding villages doing their grocery shopping.


     
 


PONT DU GARD
Built by the Romans, over 2000 years ago this powerful, arched structure is one of the most impressive attractions in the Provence. Spanning the River Gard, on three levels, the aqueduct originally carried water over 11 kms to the city of Nimes. Locals and visitors alike often take to the rough waters below the bridge to swim, relax or just escape the heat during the summer months.

     
 


COURSE CAMARGUAISE
This local sport using black bulls dates back as far as the 13th century. Nowadays the cruelty that once characterized this pastime only involves young local boys gettiing into the arena with the bulls and trying to place various soft pompoms etc onto the bulls horns. After the young boys show off their fearlessness the bulls go on to live free and happy lives in the peaceful fields of the Camargue.

     
 


AVIGNON - PALAIS DES PAPES
The city of the Popes, lies in a bend of the mighty river Rhone. The cityscape is dominated by an impressive palace, whose majestic grandeur casts a spell over the large city square and beyond to its surrounding narrow streets. Come and discover the fascinating history of this unique city. Around almost every corner you will see evidence of the Romans; the powerful and creative founders of Avignon have left their mark for us marvel at all these centuries later.

     
 


NIMES - MAISON CARRE
This famous Roman building, literally translated as "square house", was erected in the year AD5, and is one of the best preserved temples from the Roman world. It was built to honor the adopted son and grandson of Emperor Augustus. It is surrounded by thirty fluted Corinthian columns and a sculpted frieze. The interior is home to numerous altars, urns, mosaics and inscriptions as well as the famous Venus of Nimes.Maison Carre is just one of many sights Nimes has to offer. The city enjoys a bustling eclectic mixture between traditional and avant-garde, and thus draws a wide range of visitors.

     
 


AIGUES-MORTES, MEDIVAL CITY
This medieval city has long been protected by its giant towers and walls. Aigues-Mortes is the perfect backdrop for one of its many feasts. The Tournaments of Knights, for example, is held every year in August. The city enjoys a weeklong, lively celebration to honor its creator Saint Louis IX.

     
 


LA GRAND MOTTE
In the 60's out from nowhere, heavy equipment and machines arrived in the wilderness of water, sand and lagoons, to build one of the most modern and surreal beach resorts. Super hi-tech buildings started to rise up in every direction. Not exactly the kind of architecture you would expect in the deep South of France, but fascinating none the less.

     
 


WINE COUNTRY
Our region is called Cote du Rhone. In November all the villages are ready to have their new wines tasted. Wine merchants come from around the world to test the new vintage. This is the time for everyone to socialize and celebrate. Everyone; visitors, locals and buyers are all welcome to come and sample the very best of French wine with the experts.

     
 


GRAU DU ROI - CAMARGUE
Here is a beautiful and quaint, old-fashioned fishing village in the Camargue that has kept its charm. The old lighthouse and the lively harbor are the perfect places to sample one of the many Mediterranean fish dishes unique to this region. The long sandy beaches and the beautiful dunes tempt you to take a day off from sight-seeing to spend a day in your swimsuit relaxing.

     


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