Anduze

Since highest antiquity the site of Anduze was occupied by many civilizations.
From Prehistory, remain megalithic tombs (dolmens of Grande Pallières for example), standing stones and more rarely carved rocks.
The rock where the village was built carries at its top Gallic and Roman fortification.

The Protestant Church
One of the largest in France, it was built between 1820 and 1823 on the remains of the military barracks' courtyard.
Three vaults supported by massive columns make the Grand nave. The altar made of marble was a gift of a local citizen, Alexis d'Adhémar. The two consoles are said to have been taken from the base of a Louis XIV statue then located in the Jardin du Peyrou in Montpellier...
The benches are in a semicircular setting. The organ installed in 1848 suffered badly from the 1958 flood. It was restored in 1964 then rebuilt by the association "Les Amis de l'Orgue" in 1992.

The Clock Tower
Dating back from 1320 and built on 3 levels with an architectural style similar to the Aigues Mortes strong walls. It became the city clock in 1569 and was spared when the strong walls were destroyed in 1629.
The Cardinal of Richelieu would have then said "It will be God's finger pointed to the sky".

The Pagoda Fountain
Oriental in style, built in 1648 probably after drawings (and money) of an Anduze resident who went to Asia on a trip to get silk worms.

The Cordeliers Park
The main entrance is on l'avenue Rollin. It features a bamboo bordered alley with cedars and magnolia trees. From its terrace the Tornac castle can be seen in the background. At the main alley extremity is to be found a statue erected in 1895 to the memory of the poetess Clara d'Anduze (12th century). It was renovated by Anduzia right after the second WW's destructions.

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