Uzes

 

- Masterplan 39

- Ladyship 40

- The promised land 41

- Rejection 42

Built on a promontory rising from the garigues Uzs is a jewel finely crafted over the centuries. Small town of a little more than 8,000 inhabitants or even the flag blood and gold Dukes, she maintains, engraved in stone

its monuments and its streets, the sweet song of a sometimes tumultuous-history - which begins with the Romans. She combined with talent the quiet wisdom of its ancient streets and the modern taste for festivities and tourism.

Prehistoric vestiges attest a very old human grouping around the source of the Eure, as well as in the caves of the Alzon. In the 5th century BC, the uzetien oppidum - in the northeast of the present city - was one of the milestones of the Greek penetration in the South by the Valley of the Rhone. Also found near the fountain Saint Theodorit a stretch of Greek Bill enclosure. The Celts arecomici occupied the site from the third century BC The Romans cosmic waters pure and abundant sources of the Eure to bring them in Nmes by an aqueduct of 50 km for a vertical drop 12.183 m, the Pont du Gard was. Gallo-Roman Ucetia became a prosperous city with the rich houses from the first century after. J.-C.

 

La place aux herbes Uzs

The street of Saint-tienne, coming up on the place with herbs, called in the middle ages place of Costel (pillory), where it exposed offenders to public condemnation. Its current name, given in the 1970s, revives ancient vocation of the marketplace, today one of the most beautiful in France every Saturday morning. This great place is the heart of the city, with its arches medieval to see many doors that provide access to a network of tunnels once used as storage cellars and its houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. The oldest front (early 16th) is at an angle above the terroir restaurant, with its stair Tower and its perfectly preserved Bartizan. The fountain was built in the nineteenth instead of a small island of "parasites" houses that were falling into ruins. Since his rehabilitation, this magnificent place served as setting for many movies: the lovers of Venice and, above all, Cyrano de Bergerac.

The Uzs Saturday market, Place aux Herbes, is one of the most popular in the South of France, blending great food shopping and dry goods and catering to both locals and tourists in a quaint medieval town. Its little brother, the Wednesday market, focusses on the food, mostly regional specialties.

While you can find just about everything you need to cook up one of your favorite local dishes, including fish, poultry and other meats, the market has a more touristy flare including local honey, olive oil, chevre, artisanal beer, sausages, etc.

The setting is picture perfect, a romantic French square with dappled sunlight filtering through the shade of the large plane trees. The pretty back streets surrounding the square are also worth a stroll.

Masterplan in Uzes

    

         

 Tell is going to visit his godchild 'Alden.'

         

 

Hotel de la Rochette at place aux herbes in Uzs

         

The ancient door at Place aux Herbes

                     2015                                                                                 1989                                                                     2015

        

                1987                                                                   1987                                                             2015 fantastic ancient door!

           

Interior

    

                                       2017                                                                  1988                                                                             1988                                  

               

 

Uzes studio

    

 The address : 8 rue du 4 Septembre, Uzs town, Gard department, France

1989                                                                          2015                                                                1989   

         

      The hall and the window in the back

2015                                                                           1988                                                                        2015

         

The stairs to the Uzes studio

         

      

Moulin Uzes  Val d'Eure

Start of the trail, east of Uzes

    

         

    

 

Moulin du Roy in 'Ladyship'

 

 

 

The field and the old moulin

         

Below: This beautiful giant Plane tree is still here with many beautiful old others! Never seen plane trees of this size. There are many of them of this size. The water bowl (right below) isn't there nowadays.

2015 

1987 /1988                                                                             2015  

    

This plane tree (above) doesn't change at all in so many years!

1987                                                                     2015                                                                        1987

         

The front is so beautiful!! The interior is not. Though the blocks are still there (they're built on the tombs). I don't know how it's nowadays...but in 2015 there was lot of graffity.

2015

       

And below the other house and back of the moulin (not in Crossbow) this one is in really bad state..... 

         

         

 

                    1987                                                                                       1987                                                          2015

         

         

          

         

               my picture at 2015                                   2016? Nowadays cleaned up? Much better!                                                     1987                                     

         

Two beautiful pictures!

    

                                                                                       Descending down the river

     1987                                                                                              2015    

       

 

Some trees were cut but one recognizable (bended one) is still there

1998                                                                        2015                                                                  1989

         

         

    

Site about Val dEure, click here

 

The metamorphoses

    

    

 

The Field, Valley of the Eure river next to Moulin du Roy

The meadow next to the moulin

Look at this shot of the rock in front of the horses                                                                                                         

   

         

The same field of Uzes

                         Episode Lady Montal                                         The rocks from the intro of  Masterplan        

         

 

 

The Location of Moulin du Roy

 

 

Next photos: Unknown place in Ladyship /  Lady Montal

    

         

 

   The tower next to Moulin du Roy Uzes

La tour de gu

1987  Short shot from Crossbow                                                                          2015                  

    

                

              

 

    North side of the field                                                                           The south side                     

          

  

Uzes rocks

  1989                                                                        1989                                                                           2015

         

 

Chateau Pouzilhac 

The huge pinetree left of the castle is still recognizable. Nowadays they planted small pinetrees in a row in front of the village wall and there is a playground for the children.

                                                          2015                                                                                          1988 Episode 42 Rejection             

    

Episode 40: Ladyship

         

    

 

The dice cup

 'Dice cup' Promised land Pouzilhac Village (behind the chateau)

    

 

Around 2016

    

    

The wall Stefan climbed (to show he is top fit) is gone, just like the forge in Pouzilhac.

         

    

The green lane with cypress trees to the chateau

    

As far as we know the interior of Pouzilhac is not in Crossbow. Right below a room in Poulzilhac nowadays. I've read that nowadays the castle is divided in appartments.

            

From camp Vallee Uzes below left to the garden of Pouzilhac below righ

       

                                                                       2015                                                1988 Episode  40 Lady Montal, riding from fields of l'eure Uzes to this beautiful castle garden.

    

Switch from the exterior Pouzilhac (left below) to the interior Ducal castle Uzes. Episode 42 Rejection: hall and church in the Ducal castle. They make you believe It's filmed in Chateau Pouzilhac.

         

 

Chateau Pouzilhac

     

 

To compare

                                                    Rejection                                        The end scene of episode 42 Rejection.             The end scene of episode 40 Ladyship / Lady Montal. 

         

             

             

          

2015 The gardens of Pouzilhac

 1988                                       Ladyship                                       1988

    

    

 

Extra photos of the garden and the path to the castle

    

   

This interior is in Duche Uzes (more pictures below this site). Then a sudden exterior switch to the tower and gardens of Pouzilhac.

Tell jumps off the tower and escapes.

         

         

    

 

2017                                                                                                     1988

    

 

                           Ending scene episode 40 Rejection                                                  Starting scene episode 42 Rejection                  

    

                                                               2017                                                                              1988  episode 42 Rejection, Tell's escape.                 

       

         

    

 

Pouzilhac village

 Pouzilhac is the village of the 'Dice cub' (episode 41 Promised Land) and the wall and the Forge

Is still a mystery, perhaps a wall of an old house that isn't there anymore. The houses behind the forge are fallen down. We thought it was the wall next to the entrance of the town but the window doesn't match. We are sure It must have been in Pouzilhac because of the typical color of the stones. Perhaps the wall Stefan climbs isn't there anymore.

         

 

Rue de Eglise Pouzilhac

The photo in the middle is an example of the wall colors. This photo is taken in Pouzilhac and is in a better state and still there.

    

It was not nice to see but this year I passed Pouzilhac and took a look and the forge houses are all ruined and taken down. It's an open place now. It's the place next to the castle garden. So the wall Stefan climbed is gone as well. Some houses were in a bad state so Pouzilhac removed them but it's still a pity. Such old walls in the typical colors like most of the houses of Pouzilhac. The brown taints in the wall.

       

This below on the right is gone! Even the wall with the arrow. It's one parking place now. Right is the castle garden. If you walk along you see the 'dice cup' entrance on your right.

   

The houses behind the forge are gone (compare the left photo the door and right photo the open door above the yellow arrow)

                         1988          2017 see the stones in the back and the half wall in the door post              2017 taken from the other side, at 2018 It's all taken down

  

Thanks to C. Petit for showing me these similarities

 

Entrance of village Pouzilhac

    

         

                 

The Elite Masmolene

  The Elite in Masterplan

    

    

        

    

 

           Anno 2016

    

 

              Around 2015                                                                                   1986               

     

 

1989                                                                          2014 see the gate in the right

    

The Elite left below in Uzes studio and the fight in Chapelle Chateau Masmolene. The chateau and the garden is renovated a lot.

         

 

Ducal Castle / Le Duch d'Uzs

A beautiful piece of history surrounded by the city of Uzes

The same family living in the castle for 700 year. You can make a tour in the castle and climb the tower. It is a very steep climb with very narrow steps and almost impossible to pass if someone is coming down but the view from the top is worth it.

The beautiful sight from the tower from Ducal castle

 

      

           

2016                                                                              1989

     

Episode The Elite and The promised land

     

 

Ducal castle interior

In Episode Lordship

            

                                                                                   2017                                                                                            

         

Ducal castle

Duchy: Built at the beginning of the middle ages on the site of a former Roman Fortress and repeatedly modified over the centuries, the Duchy is one of the major medieval constructions the best preserved at the center of a city. He has however "lost" two of his towers, one assigned to the Bishop in the 13th century and the other sold to the King in the 15th century. Owned by the same family since the middle ages, the Castle down to him alone all French architecture: he keeps his dungeons which the imposing Tower of Bermonde, where the flag of the Dukes of the early middle ages. Renaissance the elegant faade with the coat of arms and the motto of the Dukes "non auro ferro" (by iron and not by gold). And the Gothic Chapel of the XV century in the 19th century of a decorated with glazed tiles roof coat of arms. Awarded the title of Duchy in 1565, Uzs becomes first Duchy of France in 1632, which placed the family just after the princes of the blood in the order of precedence. The Duke of Uzes wore the Crown and the sceptre at the coronation of the Kings and pronounced the ritual 'the King is dead, long live the King' at funerals.      

    

Chateau du Uzes Duche

Uzes is also shot in a small part of the tower...

         

Lussan tower (exterior) and Duche Uzes (interior and close up exterior shots of the castle wall)

         

Lussan exterior tower, interior Uzes Duche

         

Chateau Lussan, the scenes Stefan is in the tower I am almost sure this is already Duncan castle Uzes, but climbing out of the tower is Castle Lussan. Lussan is not far from Uzes and stands in the fields. Duncan castle in Uzes is build in with other buildings nowadays, the made shots in angles you can't see the things around. Though Duncan castle stands in the city of Uzes, it's not less impressive. But castle Lussan has huge towers and a nice open field they needed for the field scenes.

         

         

  Switch to Ducal castle in city Uzes. Good shots! It's like the castle stands alone. See more pictures of it below on this page

         

The tower switch to

Lussan 'the tower'

Lussan is nearby Uzes and is situated in the middle of wide fields...

                           Duncan castle, Uzes                                    Few seconds later in Crossbow: Castle Lussan                                                                                                                

           

Two castles nearby. Left the one in Crossbow and right one with bigger towers out of the town. Entering Lussan you pass a real ancient blacksmith with his shop. It's a peaceful small village laying on a hill. It has around 400 inhabitats and is in Gard.

    

Above Lussan and below Duche Uzes. Right and middle below: the hedera plants and castle wall of Duche Uzes

Scenes episode 41 Promised land, Duncan Castle Uzes     Recognize is the wall structure

         

      Below again Duncan Castle Uzes (same spot as above) but now for episode 39 Masterplan. Perfectly filmed from a good angle so the rest of the town is not visible.

               

The stairs to the tower are extremely steep and short, your feet don't fit on the stairs and it's clear to me the people were a bit smaller during the middle ages. The tower is high and the middle needed to be solid and big then there is not much space left. It feels a kind of claustrophobic. The view is wonderful. You've got an amazing view all over Uzes! Next to the beautiful tour Fenestrelle.

            

The middle of the floor of tour Duche is a bit bent down.

            

    The stairs of Duche Uzes (They make you believe It's the interior of the tower Lussan) episode 41 promised land

    

Right below: Stefan zoomed in, holding the stairs and the room he goes in has the same shape of the post. Episode: The promised land.

At the courtyard of Ducal castle

            1988     close up                                 2014 not this hole door is filmed                                           1988                   

             

 

        2014                                                  1988                                          

    

Above the same kind of door and wall structures. The Promised land in the tower is not filmed in Lussan but all interior shots are in Duche Uzes.

Middle below: Almost the same spot of the room a different angle. Perhaps the next cellar in Duche Uzes.

                                                                              1988                                                                           2014

                

         

    

 

Chapel in Ducal Castle Uzes Episode Lordship

So this chapel is part of this castle.

         

         

 

Winecellar Uzes

Below Ducal Castle in episode Masterplan/The Elite

         

         

 

1987                                                                             2015          

         

 

Environment

Tour Fenestrelle (XIIe s)

       

    

    

         

         

 

I don't know this location probably around Uzes.