Uzès first Duchy of France, City of Art and History, is a medieval town in the Gard.
Under the leadership of André Malraux, it was completely renovated and boasts a heritage of rare beauty.
The history of this town reads every corner, around every alley, which gives it a special charm and nobility. It is named Belle stone, but Uzès is not just a city but a town-museum alive in the heart of his campaign very specific, reminding Tuscany.
It is located 25 km from Nimes, Avignon and 37 km from the Cévennes.
Stroll through this picturesque town in his fancy or follow the historic route proposed by the Office of Tourism, stroll through the small pedestrian streets and discover the old facades, the medieval garden, the Duchy, the Duchy Park The cathedral, shady squares and fountains that adorn the various courses.
Visit the Duchy (castle of the 12th and 18th century), the medieval garden, the cathedral ...
To cool the outdoor cafes that surround the Place aux Herbes, favorite spot, shaded by plane trees and decorated with a beautiful fountain.
Discover this city of charming shops, cafes, restaurants where you can enjoy good cuisine, art galleries, glaciers ...
A cinema, a beautiful library open to the public.
Uzès has a beautiful swimming pool, tennis courts, a water park (8 km) rides. You can also bathe in the Gardon or fish in rivers (fishing license required) or ponds near the city. In the area of recreation, Uzès offers an endless variety of activities, walking, cycling, mountain biking, horseback ...
Twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday) and markets liven the place aux Herbes and the surrounding streets
The city hosts flea markets and antique shops and flea market every Sunday (rugby stadium).
Uzès is a city alive that multiplies cultural initiatives and offers numerous renowned festivals (Uzès Dance Festival of Storytelling, Musical Nights of Uzès, comics), fairs (wines, antiques, jewelry ...) and every year on the third Sunday of January, takes place the Nose Day.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
There are many circuits and marked trails, canoeing in the gorges of the Gardon, hot air balloon rides, baptisms air plane, quad biking, horse riding or accompanied by a donkey.
A few steps from the city, for the more adventurous, down into the valley of the Eure where you can see the remains of the Roman aqueduct (the Pont du Gard is a tiny part of the 50 km of the head ancient force) which brought water to Nîmes Uzès. Walk to the river where Alzon are arranged tables and benches for picnic lovers. An orientation table is located on the hill on the other side of the Alzon.
For wine lovers, the Wine recognition of the Duchy of Uzès. Visit numerous vineyards, discovering good cellars, tastings.
As for art lovers, they find something to spend their time discovering the painted furniture, specialty Uzès, pottery in Saint-Quentin-la-Pottery (small village 5 km) and the ceramic Lussan ( 15 km), as well as many local artists and artisans.
Do not miss a visit to the National Stud at the exit of the city followed by a show dressage Lucien Gruss (subject to availability Lucien Gruss).
Also discover all the small villages around the Uzès Lussan, Saint-Quentin-la-Pottery, Saint-Maximin, Montaren, Saint-Victor-des-Oules ...