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Uzes: a Treasure in France’s Languedoc Roussillon

If you’ve never been to the Languedoc Roussillon region of France, you are missing a whole lot, including an opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Uzes. As a matter of fact, I recommend that you spend an entire week in Uzes and use it as a hub from which to explore the region. Why …

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An Insider’s Guide to Aigues Mortes, France

Few first-time tourists to France have heard of Aigues-Mortes, located in the extreme South of France in the Petite Camargue region. However, this medieval, walled village holds many wonders. Aigues-Mortes was established in the 13th century as the first Mediterranean port in France on the orders of the King of France, Louis the IX. The well …

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Where to Stay in Languedoc Roussillon

  I just love the Languedoc Roussillon region of France. Located just west of Provence, Languedoc Roussillon offers fantastic food and wines, authentic small towns, and some of the best sights in France, including the Pont du Gard and the walled city of Carcassonne. This region is also home to Nimes as well as numerous, untouristed, small town jewels to include; Uzes and …

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Beaucaire, France: Village of Artisans, History and Bullfighting

  Located in the Gard region in the south of France, Beaucaire is set in the center of a triangle comprised of Avignon, Nimes and Arles. It is distinguished by a medieval castle, winding cobblestone streets and the Rhone-Sete canal that runs right through the center of town. In fact, it might just be the perfect base …

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A Cultural Pause in Sète France

Unlike its big sisters – Nimes or Narbonne, Sète doesn’t have a Roman past to brag about. In fact, this Mediterranean city is a relative youngster in historical terms. It was built three centuries ago — yesterday, by French standards. In the XVIIth century, to improve the economic situation of his kingdom, Louis XIV decided to develop …

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