Hi, Just back from my 6 day stay in Uzes and I am in love with the town, and cant wait to go back. This will be quite a short TR as we didnt do a big pile of sight seeing as it was meant to be a relaxing holiday.
Sat, flew from Dublin to Lyon with Aerlingus then picked up rental car and drive to Uzes everything went smoothly as I had my map and printed directions from viamichelin.com. Stopped in Valence on route at supermarket to pick up some groceries for the apartment. arrived in Uzes at 9pm. Got the bags into the third flor apartment and then crashed for the night.
Up early the next day and went to the boulangerie for my first baguettes and croissants delicious. Just spent the day walking around uzes and strolled down to the river using the path behind the cathedral. and then went out in the evening to a local cafe to watch the world cup final.
On Monday we went to Colias and hired canoes and paddled down river to the pont du Gard, we really enjoyed this I highly recommend it, total cost for a family of four €64. Got changed and went out for a meal in the place aux herbes.
Tues Again we didnt do any sightseeing we took the kids to the municpal pool for the day, which was €14 euro for a famiy of four. The only problem with the pool is that men have to wear speedos, so a lot of time was spent convincing my son and partner to wear them.
Wed we packed a picnic and headed to the beach, we first went to Grau de Roi. but the cars were queued back for about two miles out of town so then we heade to Grand motte, the weather was a lot cooler than Uzes due to the sea breeze and the kids had a great time. We cam home and cooked a BBQ and then went to watch the bastille day fireworks.
Thurs we headed to Avignon for the day, the festival was on and the town was just absolute heaving with people. the heat was just unbearable and after a couple of hours and a trip to the papal palace we headed home around 6pm. The papal palace was beautiful and looked huge but there wasnt actually that many rooms inside and I am quite a history buff but dont feel that it was worth the €37 entry fee for a family of four.
Fri, up early and left at 10am to drive to Marseille for our flight home this time with Ryanair. I have to say the difference between aerlingus and ryanair is just incredible, unless you are getting flights for dirt cheap I just cant justify using them. I know they say no frills but but good manners cost nothing!
I miss Uzes already and the friendly people there and I just cant wait to go back