Uzes is famous for it's Saturday market, and boy I can see why. Uzes is a less - trampled town that was important from the 5th Century to the 1800s. It is traffic free, and the market takes up most of the town.
Wall around Uzes
It was hard to pass this place up
bought some olives made with saffron
The Palace is beautiful but cost 12 Euro each to get in so we just took some pictures of the outside.
11th century part
14th century part
After the market Laurence had found a little tea shop in which we had lunch of eggplant and seafood quiche and salad. Cute place. Curiosi the (curiousity)
From Uzes we went to Lirac which is where Laurence lives. We had time to taste wine at the Lirac wine cooperative. This is just like grain coops in Iowa, Farmers bring in their grapes and they are crushed and then bottled there. Really nice people.
on the way
vineyard. Look at the soil?
there is no soil as we would call it. Very rocky
grapes and grapes and grapes
this is Cote du Rhone region
You can bring in a container and fill it up with the different kinds of wine!!
Gotta love this country!
10 liter box of wine! ours are 3 liters
that is only 3.75 a liter!
This is what we tasted.
Antoinette the proprietor
Gotta taste before we buy.
I bought a bottle and she gave me one. They make white, red, and rose. The rose is not sweet stuff like in the US but very dry and refreshing. Then we walked around Lirac, which is charming.
Model inside the TI that showed what the town looked like from 1100-1400
We toured the center big towers
The castle keep (Where the duke lives)
The church - 11th century
This was built in 2 parts - 10th century and then 12th century
Our guide and Laurence
Look outs from this hill would light a signal fire if danger was coming
I climbed up all these scary steps
People didn't read in those days, so the signs mark what business was
an hour candle so the lookouts could keep track of time
1 hour per ball
real swords Liam, Finn, and Cooper
We were way up at the top
Look closely at the stone. There is a fossil
Now it is about 4:30 and we are off to Chateauneuf-du- Pape which is one of the premier wine regions in France to taste. Yum!
The old Palace
The restaurant that has a great view
The cave where all the good stuff is.
an old well where they put the corks. Maybe we should have one
in our kitchen
These are Roman cellars
This is really expensive wine,so getting to taste it is a real treat!
We tasted 6. I learned a lot from the guy.
Bought some wine, then one more stop on our great day. The Chocolate factory!!!!!
OMG! and they have girls walking around with trays of the stuff to
Laurence brought me home then....so tired....so happy. What a fun day. Jerry is feeling better and I am ready for bed. Bon Nuit!