Uzes

- Masterplan 39

- Ladyship 40

- The promised land 41

- Rejection 42

Built on a promontory rising from the garigues Uzès 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 Nîmes 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 à Uzès

The street of Saint-Étienne, 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 Uzès 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

Hotel Rochette at Place aux herbes is the place Prince Ignatius, Bishop Grimaldi and Gessler have dinner) episode Rejection

- And Alden's home (Episode The Masterplan / The Elite)

       

 

   

 Tell is going to visit his godchild 'Alden.'

        

 

Hotel de la Rochette at place aux herbes in Uzès

 

       

                 The ancient door at Place aux Herbes

                     2015                                                                            1987 Episode Rejection                                                  2015

      

 

                1987                                                                          1987                                                             2015 fantastic ancient door!

         

 

The interior Hotel de la Rochette

   

 

                                             2017 Uzes                                             1988 Church in Chateau Uzes, Ep. Rejection                                          1987 Uzes                                             

             

 

Uzes studio

    

 Studio Uzes, The address : 8 rue du 4 Septembre, Uzès town, Gard department, France

   1987 Masterplan/Elite                                                                     2015                                                            1987 Masterplan               

        

      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 to Moulin du Roy

   

 

           

    

Moulin du Roy in 'Ladyship'

 

   

 

The field and the old moulin

        

 

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.  2015 

 

Ladyship

1987  The water bowl (right below) isn't there nowadays. Decorative Crossbow element?       2015                      

    

 

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

1987                                                                     2015                                                                        1987

       

The front is 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 graffiti.

   

 

           1987                                                                                                          2015 right porch

   

 

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

       

 

       

 

                    1987                                                                                    1987                                                       2015      

       

An ancient mill is not always safe from vandalism in a lonely city park with little surveillance.

Yet you can already see names carved on the wall and they already needed spider silk to hide some graffiti.

If you look closely you can sometimes see some blue through the spider web. 

       

 

   

 

       

 

               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 ones like the curved tree is still there.

1987                                                                                        2015

   

 

        

 

    

 

Captain of the guard in disguise

Location: Eure valley

After endless dawdling by Mathilde, they are on their way to lord Montal. Tell thinks he is escorting lady Montal, so she is able to sign, but that seems a bit different ...

 

                                                                         2015                             1987 Episode  40 Lady Montal, riding from fields of l'eure Uzes to this beautiful castle garden.

   

 

The Field and Valley of the Eure river in Uzes

This field is next to Moulin du Roy

                                                                                                 Cool rocks in front of the horses  - This is still episode Ladyship/Lady Montal                                                                          

   

 

       

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

                         Episode Lady Montal   1987                                  The rocks from the intro of  Masterplan  2015         

        

The Location of Moulin du Roy, Eure valley, Uzes

 

 

Next photos: Unknown place in Ladyship /  Lady Montal  I don't recognize these hills.

   

 

Unknown location. This can be in 'l Eure park ,but I'm not sure.

        

 

   The tower next to Moulin du Roy Uzes

La tour de gué

1987  Shot from Crossbow                                                                          2015                                                                                                                      

       

 

       

 

    North side of the field               The intro of episode Masterplan is shot on these rocks                   South side                     

         

  

Uzes rocks, Masterplan

These rocks are also located in the valley of the Eure river.

  1989 Masterplan, Uzes                                                                         1989                                                                              2015                 

       

 

 

Chateau Pouzilhac

In the gardens of Pouzilhac castle is shot:

1. Ladyship (the signing scene) and  2. Episode Rejection, The final scene.

3. Episode Masterplan/The Tower. Behind the castle is the church of the Dice cup, the Forge of Stefan's woman

The huge pine tree (left of the castle) is still recognizable. Nowadays they planted small pine trees in a row in front of the village wall and there is a playground for the children.

 

                                                                  2015                                                                                                1987 Episode 42 Rejection             

    

 

 

Episode: 40 Ladyship in Pouzilhac gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1987                                                                          Ladyship  1987                                                                     1987

       

Extra photos of the garden and the path to the castle

   

End of episode Ladyship

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The 'Dice cup' at  in episode The Promised land

The church of the Dice cup is behind Pouzilhac castle. This is the exterior of the Dice cup. The interior is not sure. Unknown

The wall Stefan climbed (to show he is top fit to go to the tower) is gone. Even the forge of his woman is gone since a few years. This place is nearby.

           

Eglise Saint-Privat, Pouzilhac. Around 2016

 

Pouzilhac castle in Episode Rejection

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 apartments.

          

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.

       

 

    

 

To compare

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

       

2015 The gardens of Pouzilhac

   

Episode Rejection: The interior of Ducal castle and Pouzilhac exterior

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                                            Poulzilhac exterior                                   1988

   

 

                           Ending scene episode 40 Rejection                     Poulzilhac castle                 Starting scene episode 42 Rejection                  

   

 

                                                                              1987  Rejection, Tell's escape.                                                                            2017                                                                                                      

   

 

        

 

   

Pouzilhac village -The promised Land / The Tower

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

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.

       

The color of the stones made us sure that the forge and wall were in Poulzilhac. They no longer exist.

I have seen a part in transit but now it is gone, because the condition was very bad.

A fan has taken a look through Google Streetview and found the original location of  the wall and forge. You see below.

 

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 last time I passed Pouzilhac, the forge and 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 they 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.

   

 

                                                              Right is the castle and garden, straight ahead the eglise (Dice Cup exterior), left was the forge and wall, now a huge parking place.

   

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

                         1987   See the stones in the back and the half wall in the door post  2017             2017 taken from the other side, at 2018 It's all taken down

  

Thanks to C. Petit for showing me these similarities

The only place they ruined in the whole village is unfortunately the 'Crossbow' place

   

 

Entrance of village Pouzilhac

We first thought Stefan climbed this wall but the window didn't correspondent.

   

The end of episode The Promised Land

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Masterplan (The Elite) Masmolene castle

The tower has been thoroughly renovated. The edges-ledges seem to have disappeared and the tower is flatter.

   

1987   You can still see the old place where the ledges were on the tower   2014

   

 

   

 

            

 

    

 

           Anno 2016

   

 

              Around 2015                                                                                       1986                                                                                    2015               

        

 

                     1987                                                                    2014 see the garden gate in the left

    

 

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

       

 

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Ducal Castle / Le Duché d'Uzès

Below all the episodes who were shot in Ducal castle

   

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 The Masterplan

   

Episodes The Elite/Masterplan, The promised landand  Rejection

   

Ducal castle interior

In Episode Lordship

             The place Tell finds out being a lord is not that much fun, ep. Rejection                                 The dinner of the prince and Gessler in ep. Rejection               

       

"Salle d'honneur" in very traditional royal terms or "salle des fêtes" (party room) or "salle polyvalente" (multi purpose room).

                                                                                                                                     2017          Same hall as in episode Rejection. Tell signs the paper and gives the land to the farmer.

        

 

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 façade 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, Uzès 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 exterior

A small part Of The Promised Land/The Tower is shot in Chateau du Duche, Uzes.

They made shots in the right angles, so you're not able to see the buildings around.

       

Lussan tower (exterior) and Duche Uzes (interior + close up exterior shots of the castle wall) See the shots above. Not Lussan Tower, but in the city in Duche, Uzes.

Lussan exterior tower, interior Uzes Duche

       

 

       

Chateau Lussan, the scenes Stefan is in the tower I am sure these interior shots are already Duncan castle Uzes,

The 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, they made shots in angles you can't see the buildings 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.

 

Lussan castle

The fact is that the stuntman did visit the inside of Castle Lussan to climb down from the window, but the tower was probably not beautiful enough inside to make recordings.

 

Ducal castle

  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...

                           Ducan castle, Uzes city                                   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 staircase of Duncal castle

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 there is not much space left. It feels a kind of claustrophobic.

On top 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 Lussan tower but Ducal castle                                        1988                   

         

 

                   2014                              Ducal castle, Uzes                    1987                                          

   

Above the same kind of door and wall structures.

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

                                                                              1988                                                                           2014

       

 

       

 

   

 

Chapel in Ducal Castle Uzes Episode Lordship

So this chapel is part of this castle.

   

 

        

 

       

 

Winecellar Uzes

Ducal Castle in episode Masterplan/The Elite

       

 

       

 

1987                                                                                2015          

        

Unknown location. I don't know this location of ep. Rejection. Probably around Uzes.

 

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        Some extra Photos of Poulzilhac castle

       

 

   

 

    

 

Environment

Tour Fenestrelle (XIIe s)

        

 

                                                                                                                         Eure valleyold                                    Ancient Roman water way

       

 

        

 

Uzes