Thank you Sarastro. Would i need to book or just rock up on the day
If you book in advance, you may get a cheaper rate. You can book in English at the tgv-europe site mentioned above.
Reading my LP, Avigion seems to have more to look at, medieval architecture etc. I have a night to spare before i book into my Uze,s accomodation.
Is the TGV from Paris to Avigion direct. It apears in my LP the Avigion is off a direct line, yet the TVG shedule shows a daily service from Paris. Does this nessitate a train change? and is Nimmes not as dull as it appears in the LP? ( Lonley Planet )
The TGV is the very fast train direct from Paris to just outside Avignon. The local train station is in a different place.The walled area of Avignon is quite historic with the Popes Palace, lovely gardens and squares and the Benezet Bridge, or what is left of it.
Nimes is a lovely town with a number of Roman buildings including an arena, smaller than Avignon but quite charming.
Uzes is a charming town built around a central arcaded square where they hold the market. It has the palace of the duchy, a small ruined castle, a delightful tower with windows and makes a great base for driving to see all over Provence. The Pont du Gard is very close.
Of the three I prefer Uzes as a place to stay.
I read Oh La La another French Romp by Ann Richard and am keen to look at St Maximin and surrounding villages.Can you recomend a good cafe in Uze. After Uze its the train to Barcalona then ferry to Majorica.
We popped back into Uzes on our trip last year and all the cafes seemed different, so really no current advice on this. However, French cafes have menus posted outside and provided the hum from inside is good, you should do OK. Just follow the rules, don't eat in places that have touts asking you in, don't eat at places right in front of a major tourist attraction, don't eat in places with the menu in multiple languages. The French eat later than we do, so any place full at 7.00pm is likely to be full of tourists.
Ask a local.
Great advise. I knew i would regret not concentrating at school during French Lessons.
There is good bus service from either Nîmes or Avignon to Uzès. I originally recommended Nîmes as it is closer to Uzès but there is regular bus service to Avignon through Pont de Gard (I think it's bus 106).
While having a car can offer time scheduling efficiencies, taking the bus to either Avignon or Nîmes can open access to a great variety of destination options. Through Nîmes you can even take the train to the beach (le Grau du Roi).
Thank you Sarastro.
is the beach even worth the visit considering after Uzes i am going to Majorica. I note from a previous blog it has a substantial salt works. I can see that here.Unless it has a significant specific attraction i would prefer to visit around Uzes.
I am sure after i have completed this trip i am going to look back at this blog and think, what stupid questions to ask.