Uzes

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This village next to Nimes and Avignon offers some lovely historic attractions, as well as a renowned Sunday market.

Uzes is a commune in southern France. It lies about 25 km north-northeast of Nimes. The present-day city retains the trace of its walls as a circuit of boulevards. A Capuchin chapel, built in 1635 to house the mortal remains of the dukes, occupies the site of a 1st-century AD temple dedicated to the first Roman Emperor, Augustus. There are monuments of the prestige of the former bishopric, once one of the most extensive of Languedoc, but extinguished at the Revolution, and private houses that witness the wealth that the textile trade brought in the 16th century.
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