UZES, CITY OF ART AND HISTORY

DISCOVERING THE DUCHY OF UZES

Uzès, first duchy of France, proudly dominates the wild scrubland that surrounds it.

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Uzès, first duchy of France, dominates proudly the surrounding countryside.

The imposing shadows of the King’s tower, the Duke’s tower and the Bishop’s tower watch over the town as a reminder of the three powers that governed daily life in medieval times.

In perfect contrast, the real symbol of town is the very delicately sculpted XII century Fenestrelle bell tower. Standing proudly against the cathedral, in typical Lombardy style, this remarkable round campanile is the unique example of such architecture in France.

Steeped in history and culture the narrow cobbled streets lined with limestone facades and soft pastel shutters, and the shaded squares with their trickling fountains offer a very authentic and picture-perfect south of France escape.

The river Eure flows generously from its spring through the valley just below the cathedral. This is where the Romans came to find the water to supply Nîmes. It is the start of the impressive 50km long aqueduct, symbolised by the famous Pont du Gard a Unesco world heritage site.

Once an important trading center, Uzès is perfectly situated at the junction of Provence and the national parcs of the Cévennes and the Camargue. The Ardèche gorges are an hour north and the Mediterranean Sea an hour south. The Cévennes mountains an hour ouest and the hilltop villages of the Luberon an hour east. You can’t miss a visit to the towering Pont du Gard, Nîmes with its amphitheater and numerous roman monuments, Avignon, the Papal palace and famous half bridge.

Rolling hills of vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields dotted with hilltop villages avait to be discovered on foot, by bike, by kayak or why not by hot air balloon.

Terroirs Tours

Full & half day tours in English to discover Uzès, Avignon, Nîmes, the Camargue, Châteauneuf du Pape and more. Choose one of the carefully designed itineraries or create your own
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Ride in an open top 1974 2CV

Discover all the beauty of our wonderful region with Florian your personal guide on board his 1974 2CV (Citroën car) for the best of local wines, heritage and nature…

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Hot air balloon flight

A truly unforgettable experience. Take off at sunrise and enjoy breath-taking views as you drift gently through the sky

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Rent a bicycle

A very large choice of quality bikes for rent, online booking available, pick-up and drop off directly at L’Albiousse

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Canoe / Kayak

Paddle gently down the Gardon river for a unique viewpoint of the Pont du Gard

 

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Uzès Golf Club

Open year round, the Uzès golf club offers a well designed 9 holes (PAR36) 2906m long golf course

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