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Farewell Provence, hello Languedoc
Today we cross the mighty Rhone, by far the biggest river in France (by volume) and once a source of Royal skulduggery. Avignon, on the Provence side of the river, belonged to the King, as far as the opposite bank. Every time it flooded, the King would move the goal-posts, so to speak, to the edge of the floods. These days it's a heavily canalised and dredged waterway, and at times appears to flow above the level of the neighbouring fields.
We're on our way to the beautiful medieval town of Uzes, following tiny back roads that take us past Tavel, home of the best rose wines in France. Tonight we stay at the Hotel St Genies just outside Uzes with Rik and his family - like all the best French people, they're actually Belgian. Tonight we eat gourmet-style at the Taverne in Uzes' 'Old Town'