We have spent the past 2 days exploring the beautiful little village of Uzes, Saint Quentin La Poterie and most importantly … THE HARIBO FACTORY!! Did you know the Haribo factory is located in France and … in this tiny little town of Uzes where we are staying… who would have thought?
I should mention that we are in love with Uzes, the town, it’s beauty, the fact it is SO FRENCH and the little shops, bakeries, alley ways and beautiful architecture has really made this trip a once in a lifetime adventure.
The Haribo factory, located about 5km’s outside of Uzes is impossible to avoid as it is signposted for miles and probably has the biggest car parking area in the region AND I am huge lover of sweets. The museum and tour teaches about the history of candy and the methods used to make it but for 7.50EURO pp we opted for the massive sweet shop and a few photos of the random statues littered all around the garden instead as we found it to be a rip off.
10minute drive from Uzes, located in the heart of Uzège is the small quaint village of Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie built of narrow streets and old stones - a historical and cultural heritage of the ordinary and a great place to snap some wicked photos.
A background of this beautiful pottery filled town is since the fourteenth century, the village has managed to sustain its business and gain international fame in the world of ceramics. There are now there twenty pottery workshops and many craftsmen that are sure to open their doors. There is also a market here every Tuesday and Friday but we managed to miss it both days.
Another beautiful walk that we did was the Vallée de l’Eure, located just South of the town and super popular with locals and National tourists to go for picnics along the water. It’s a brilliant walk, filled with ruins, a nice stream way to walk along and shaded by large trees which can be a god send to get out the sun! IT’S SO HOT IN FRANCE!
What I need to mention is La Fougasse D'Uzes, a local bakery in town which you 100% have to visit. It has quickly become my go to in Uzes and I go there everyday, even just for a look at all their cakes, pastries, savories, freshly bakes bread and delicious treats! I actually bought 3 cakes yesterday which I managed a taste of each before I turned my back and our bloody monster giraffe of a dog hopped up onto the cabinet and ate them all. Tried and tested, humans and dogs alike, love these cakes!
Our favourite aspect of this trip however, is having a home to come home to, somewhere where I can cook nice meals, we can sit and watch t.v with the dogs and in the afternoon I can lie by the pool, topping up my tan, listening to podcasts and overall having not a care in the world (apart from the fact that this week we have to book Africa, so no doubt that will be stressful)
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Hey! I'm Ally. I left the UK in 2011 to move overseas and ended up in New Zealand - my new home. This year we are taking a gap year to loop the world stopping in some AMAZING destinations - and I'm passionate about sharing these adventures with you!