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Bulls, books and foal

The bulls may have been and gone but there are still horses, books and plenty of everything else to enjoy in the coming months in Uzès.

Check out the calendar here.

And if you come to Uzès next year in time for the Fete Votive, this is more or less what it looks like, i.e. come early in order to find a parking place and watch out for the bulls running loose in town.

Uzès bull run

The “curse” of Uzès

‎”This town is the most cursed town in the world,” Jean Racine about Uzès, January 1662.

I think he meant its beauty is a curse 🙂 as in this visitor’s account of the charms of Uzès.

The capital of electronica

There is something for every taste in Uzès this Summer.

After the inspiring classical and world music evenings of July, Uzès will become the capital of electronica with the sounds of chill and lounge during another edition of the Festival les Electros d’Uzès 3-5 August.

http://www.leselectrosduzes.com/

Festival les Electros d'Uzès

Festival les Electros d’Uzès

Organic and Biodynamic

Here you will find the interesting story of the US couple behind the organic and biodynamic wines of La Gramière – which owns vineyards in different plots around Uzès.. and a rather flashy wine-tasting van!

La Gramière

La Gramière

A British hero passes through Uzès

Can you spot Bradley Wiggins, the winner of this year’s Tour de France, in yellow as the peloton passed through Uzès last week?

Tour de France passes through Uzès

Tour de France passes through Uzès

You can see more exciting pictures from this year’s Tour here.

Nuits Musicales d’Uzès

If you want to experience something special this Summer you must attend a concert at the Nuits Musicales d’Uzès.

It runs until 27th July, ending with a concert by the amazing Jordi Savall, who this year decided to explore new ground – Celtic music!

The time and the setting couldn’t be any better.

Jordi Savall

Jordi Savall

L’Escargot

Where do the best “escargots” on the Parisian top tables come from?

You got it: Uzès!

Read all about it here.

La Grande Boucle

Le Tour de France 2012, Plateau-de-Beille

Le Tour de France 2012, Plateau-de-Beille

Yes! Uzès in on the map for Le Tour de France 2012.

Saturday July 14th (Stage 13), make sure you get up early to get the best seat and see the best riders in the world’s most exciting cycling race.

Read more about the course and the programme for Saturday in the Tour’s official page here.

Not a piece of cake say the organisers: “”Another long stage. This one stretches 217 km from Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Cap d’Agde, where the bunch will embrace the Mediterranean. A treasure trove of beautiful TV pictures… and the prospect of a sprint finish, at least among those fast men who have managed not to lose contact on the climb up the Mont-Saint-Clair, 23 kilometres from the finish. In other words, the stage is not a piece of cake and the race could go crazy. Moreover, the wind is always a menace near the Mediterranean, and we already saw what it can do when the Tour visited La Grande Motte in 2009…”

Shakespeare in Avignon

Get ready for the greatest European summer festival. From 7th July the theatre is king in Avignon.

This year there is a huge British contingent.

http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/36472/simon-mcburney-says-avignon-is-more-than-an

And you can also get a taste of other festivals not far away…!

Avignon Festival

66th Avignon Festival

The Anduze Vase

If you’re a pottery fan, you’re in luck.

All around Uzès there are towns with a long tradition of pottery making, most famously St Quentin la Potterie and Anduze, the home of the Anduze Vase!

If you want to know more and plan a visit to Anduze  you should check out this article:

http://www.bonjourparis.com/story/anduze-garden-state/

Anduze vase

Anduze vase