For those who have missed it, or can't access it. An article by Alexander Lobrano. The original here. Plus a few comments.
The cityscape of Uzès, France is meticulously preserved, but its hotels are now boasting very modern renovations.
The town of Uzès, France, is meticulously preserved, while offering modern amenities. “Oh little town of Uzès!” the French novelist André Gide wrote affectionately of his father’s hometown in the South of France in his 1924 memoir, “Unless the Seed Dies.” “If you were in Umbria, Parisians would be visiting you in herds!” Gide, who was born into a middle-class Protestant family and scandalized France with a blunt but elegant defense of his homosexuality in “Corydon,” also published in 1924, was a wry and astute observer of Parisian snobberies. So he’d surely be amused to learn that today a taste-making coterie of Parisians is falling in love with Uzès and settling there, despite the fact that it’s not in Umbria.