direct from the vineyard

Where to buy wine around Uzes ?

Let’s discover the best vineyards of Uzes

 

Visiting friends and home exchange families regularly ask it, so I thought it could also interest you if you have the chance to discover Uzes. This medieval city is undoubtedly one of the nicest in France and surrounding landscapes remind Tuscan. Its lands produce very nice wines, which are usually of a good value for money. While touring on small roads to discover charming villages nearby Uzes, why not stop in cellars for a wine tasting and bring back some bottles.

I have to confess I drink few wine, so I asked my husband to help with his best addresses to buy wine direct from the vineyard around Uzes (and I drove the car, we rather make a good team).

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Roman game

Another way to discover Alyscamps Roman necropolis in Arles with children

On Sunday, we embarked Virgile & his bike to stroll in Arles. This provencal town, developped by Roman has a wonderful heritage. We wanted to go back to its green version of Champs Elysees. Or rather called Alyscamps in Provencal translation. This necropolis, that Romans called «city of deceased » and Saint-Honorat Medieval church are unique testimony of Arles history.

Vincent Van Gogh & Paul Gauguin, who lived nearby, often came painting in this inspiring place.

This important UNESCO world heritage site is beautiful but it’s nevertheless rather difficult to passionate a 4 years old boy for old stones. Thus, I had an idea. Why not to transform this visit of Alyscamps in a kind of tourist rally?

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A milling story

Barbegal aqueduct & Daudet mill in Fontvieille

After a drizzling Saturday, no way to stay indoor Sunday while radiant sun announced Spring first signs. Direction Arles and Alpilles for a walk on historical Provence tracks.

Arrived at Fontvieille, coats are relegated in car boot. Front of us, one of the most important roman flour milling. Barbegal aqueduct, which irrigate it, was more than fifty kilometres long. During Antique time, he allowed Arles inhabitants to have access to fresh water but also made work 8 hydraulic wheat mills, considered as probably the most important during Antiquity. It produced up to 4 tons of flour a day – rather impressive isn’t it?

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Rustling reeds

A day out in Camargue

Last Saturday, summer came back to say goodbye with a bright sunshine that warms us & thermometer is displaying 24 °c. No time to waste, let’s quickly leave to breathe in nature. Days are already short but we have a project: a bicycle tour in Camargue. For a long time we had not gone there; in summer, very little shadow and hordes of mosquitoes ready to devour us – in winter wind can blow strong in these vast spaces. But today, it’s just perfect. (more…)